In the event of a national or natural emergency during the duty day, accountability will be established through contact with the training facilities. Accountability during off-duty hours will be established by calls to the routine and emergency contact numbers provided at in-processing. It is the student's responsibility to keep this information current.
Students who are not available at those numbers should contact the DLI Washington Office at (703) 325-0750/0814 (office land lines) or (703) 400-0632 or (703) 901-6132 / (703) 371-5957 (office cells).
The DLI Washington Office Emergency Action Plan directs you to remain in place and follow guidance issued by the Office of Personnel Management through DLI and the respective schools.
Further guidance is provided by official announcements on radio (especially all-news WTOP 1500 AM or 103.5 FM), on local TV stations, or on-line at the Office of Personnel Management web site.
If these announcements say that the Federal government is closed, or that only "essential" personnel need to report for duty, classes will not beheld. If a "liberal or unscheduled leave" or "delayed arrival" policy is in effect, you will report to class on time.
You should be guided only by announcements pertaining to Federal government employees. Closings announced for locations where your training facility is located or where you live, such as Fort Meade, or local jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Alexandria, or Fairfax County, do not pertain to DLI Washington students.