The Department of Education is now open for normal business operations. Employees should report for duty on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Office Heads are authorized to grant employees up to 4 hours of administrative leave for delayed arrival after their regular arrival time. Supervisors are encouraged to support unscheduled leave and/or telework requests for October 17th, when practical. Employees who were scheduled to be on approved leave or have a regular alternative work schedule (AWS) day off on Thursday, October 17, should not report unless they are notified otherwise by their supervisors and should report for work on the business day they are scheduled to return from leave or the next business day after their AWS day off.