Government Closure or Delay

Guidelines to Follow

The NIH Training Center makes every effort to deliver classes as scheduled throughout a variety of weather conditions. In some cases, however, we must close or delay classes in accordance with advisories affecting our offices. In case of any delay or closure of an open enrollment class, students will be notified by email prior to the class's start time.

Our class policy follows the NIH Operating Status per OPM’s guidance. NIHTC encourages all class participants to monitor their NIH e-mail for NIHTC notices, as well as the NIH and OPM Operating Status websites for necessary information.

*NOTE: The following applies to open enrollment classes. Exceptions for tailored classes, classes taking place outside the DC metro region, leadership programs, and other events or meetings organized by the NIH Training Center will be handled on a separate case-by-case basis by the associated Program Manager, with relevant parties notified accordingly.

Government Closure or Delay Affecting Open Enrollment Classes

OPM Announcements Impact on NIH Training Center (NIHTC) Classes
Federal Operating Status is OPEN Classes will RUN as scheduled.
Federal Operating Status is OPEN with the Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework Classes will RUN as scheduled.
Federal Operating Status is Open under DELAYED ARRIVAL at 10:30 am or earlier Morning classes will begin at the time designated by OPM Open Operating Status (e.g. If there is a 1-hour delay and the class is scheduled for 8:30 am, it will start at 9:30 am). Afternoon classes will run as scheduled.
Federal Operating Status is Open under DELAYED ARRIVAL at 11:00 am or later Multi-day classes will begin at the time as designated by OPM Open Operating Status (e.g. If Operating Status is Open at 11 am, class begins at 11 am; or if Operating Status is 2-hour delay, an 8:30 am class will start at 10:30 am). Single-day or half-day classes occurring in the morning will be CANCELLED and rescheduled.
Federal Operating Status is CLOSED Classes will be CANCELLED and rescheduled.