If the local or state authorities have declared your home to be in an mandatory evacuation area and/or your home may have been flooded, you and your family may be eligible for your lodging and subsistence benefits in addition to administrative leave.
We are working with Deputy Commissioner Nancy Berryhill to identify affected employees.
If you feel you may be eligible for these benefits, please contact us as soon as possible. If you have a co-worker, who is unable to work due to the severe weather conditions, please share this information with him/her.
We have flooding in Southern Illinois and Missouri and 25 deaths caused by flooding in Missouri and Illinois. We are aware that our employees who have lost their homes due to floods are given lodging and per diem according to OPM Regulations. We have been advised that SSA is referring our employees who have lost homes to Red Cross Shelters rather than following the OPM Regulations.
RESOURCE: Handbook on Pay and Leave Benefits for Federal Employees Affected by Severe Weather Conditions or Other Emergency Situations: OPM Link to Handbook