As per the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, New York State Agencies are allowed to permit non-essential employees in the Capital District to be absent from work today (2/14/2014) with charge to appropriate leave credits, and with supervisory approval. Essential employees should report to work as scheduled or as directed by management.
To help assist with a safe and orderly morning commute, state offices in the Capital District will open on a staggered schedule February 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m. We ask that non-essential employees, to the greatest degree possible, adhere to the staggered schedule. This will aid plow drivers in keeping roads clear. Employees will not be charged time for the staggered opening schedule. Essential employees should report to work as scheduled or as directed by management. This includes State Education Department, Office of State Comptroller and Attorney General.
The opening schedule for the Capital Region is as follows:
8:15 Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower, Agency Buildings 1 and 2
Harriman Office Campus - Buildings 1, 2, 4,7 and 7A
44 Holland Avenue
All State Offices located in Schenectady
8:45 Empire State Plaza - Agency Buildings 3 and 4,
Harriman Office Campus - Buildings 8, 8A, 9 and 12
Department of Law
9:15 Alfred E. Smith Building
1 Commerce Plaza
State Education Department
9:45 Empire State Plaza - Swan Street Building
Harriman Office Campus - All other buildings
Office of State Comptroller
All other State offices in the Capital District
State Offices in Hudson Valley, Catskills, Westchester, New York City and Long Island areas
State offices, facilities, and operations will remain open on February 14, 2014. However, due to the ongoing effects of the Nor’easter that hit New York, non-essential employees, in light of the expected weather conditions in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Westchester, New York City and Long Island areas, may absent themselves from work with charge to appropriate leave credits and supervisory approval. Essential employees should report to work as scheduled or as directed by management.