FedSmith.com Users Expecting an Extra Day Off at Christmas This Year

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think the president will ultimately give federal employees an extra day off at Christmas.

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they believe the president will be giving them an extra day off at Christmas this year.

A petition recently began circulating on the White House’s “We the People” petition website asking the president to issue an executive order to give federal employees an extra vacation day on Friday, December 26. As of the time of this writing, the petition has crossed the 75,000 mark on signatures, so it’s getting closer to the 100,000 signatures required to get a response from the White House. Even if it triggers a response, there is still no guarantee that it will lead to the extra holiday.

We asked our users if they believe that federal employees should be given an extra day off at Christmas and what their prediction on the outcome of the possible extra holiday would be. Here are the results of that survey:

Do you think federal employees should be given the day off after Christmas?

  • Yes: 91%
  • No: 9%

Do you think the president will grant this additional holiday this year?

  • Yes: 67%
  • No: 33%

Will this prediction turn out to be correct? We will keep you posted on any news as it develops.

About the Author

Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of FedSmith.com. He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.