OPM Issues Leave Guidance for Extra Christmas Holiday

OPM has issued leave guidance for the extra holiday at Christmas this year.

The Office of Personnel Management has issued guidance for the extra holiday most federal employees will get on Christmas Eve this year.

OPM says that most employees excused for this holiday will receive basic pay they would have received if no executive order had been issued. Also, employees who were previously scheduled to take annual leave on Christmas Eve will not be charged annual leave or any other form of paid leave.

OPM said that for employees who may have scheduled “use or lose” annual leave for December 24th and are unable to reschedule it before the end of the leave year, that leave will be forfeited.

OPM has also included a list of frequently asked questions about the Christmas holidays with the memo. Both are included below.

OPM Memo Re: Christmas Eve Holiday

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