What to expect when the office goes dark for the day?
Posted On May 22, 2021
On the second day of the month, most of the office will be closed to the public, except for those with the proper clearance.
Office workers will also be allowed to leave the building during non-peak hours, but only on designated public holidays, including the Fourth of July.
The federal government’s Office of Personnel Management said Monday that it will continue to let workers access some of the agency’s most important documents and social media channels after the first few days.
But it will still limit access to social media and email accounts, limit the amount of information that employees can access, and limit access via Skype, Facebook and other messaging apps, according to a statement.
The OPM said it has increased the number of people who can use email accounts to 10,000, and added a new email address for employees who do not have a primary email address.
Those with a primary account can still access OPM’s public social media sites, including Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, the statement said.
But it is unclear if OPM will let employees access its Twitter account, Facebook accounts, and email in the same way.
OPM also said it would not allow employees to log onto its web sites from other devices, including mobile phones, tablets, or other computers.
The government will continue working on its emergency plan to stabilize the federal government, which is facing a budget shortfall and looming sequestration measures, the OPM statement said, but there will be no additional resources available until the agency has a more thorough review of its operations and processes.OPM said the agency will work closely with other agencies to coordinate their response to the threat of a shutdown.