The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released dismissal and closure procedures in anticipation of the winter weather months.
OPM has announced a new policy addition to the list of dismissal options that instructs employees to stay off of the roads until a certain time because of unsafe conditions. This option was informally implemented during the 2011-2012 winter season to help ensure the safety of federal employees preparing to commute into work. Keep reading →
February’s “snowmaggeddon” storm that trapped commuters in their cars for hours during evening rush hour, has prompted a new set of dismissal and closure notifications for federal employees aimed at preventing a repeat of such problems.
Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry announced the new procedures Thursday. Keep reading →
February’s “snowmaggeddon” storm that trapped commuters in their cars for hours during evening rush hour, has prompted a new set of dismissal and closure notifications for federal employees aimed at preventing a repeat of such problems. Keep reading →
This is the fifth of a series of profiles on the nine standout public servants who received Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) honoring their high-impact contributions to the health, safety and well-being of Americans at a Washington, D.C. gala September 15. The awards, presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, are among the most prestigious honors given to America’s civil servants. This profile features the winner of the homeland security medal, Norman Coleman, associate director of the Radiation Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute.
Dr. C. Norman Coleman, a renowned radiation oncologist, developed a comprehensive roadmap to help the U.S. government and emergency responders prepare for a dreadful scenario-a terrorist attack involving radiological or nuclear materials. Keep reading →
Tom Van Essen, New York City’s fire commissioner on September 11, 2001, recently stated that emergency communications were no better today than in 2001. But the problem isn’t a lack of advanced technology or capability. Rather, it’s an issue of too many people calling at the same time when disaster strikes, which results in flooded networks.
With ever-smarter phones, more users and more services, we expect that the need to communicate in an emergency will continue to overwhelm existing networks. Keep reading →