Friday, June 11, Is A Holiday For Pay Purposes

Friday, June 11, 2004 is not a holiday. But for pay and leave purposes, it is a holiday.

Friday is a day of mourning for former President Reagan. It is not a holiday to celebrate sales at the local mall.

Some readers have focused on whether they will be paid for working on a holiday.

It may be a relief for these readers to know, that at least as far as federal pay and leave are concerned, this coming Friday, June 11, is not really a holiday but will be treated as one for pay and leave purposes.

According to the Office of Personnel Management, the statutes and Executive orders governing holidays will be implemented by area personnel offices.

Most employees who are excused from duty as a result of the President’s Executive order will receive the basic pay they would have received if no Executive order had been issued. This means that if you were already scheduled to take annual leave on June 11, 2004, you will not be charged annual leave (or any other form of paid leave, compensatory time off, or credit hours) for that day.

OPM says that this policy does not apply to employees who receive annual premium pay for standby duty.

More information is available on these issues at:

Federal Holidays–Work Schedules and Pay

Compressed Work Schedules

Flexible Work Schedules

About the Author

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47