Trump Sends Christmas Thank You Letter to Federal Employees

President Trump wrote a letter to federal employees thanking them for their service and informing them of new pay and leave benefits recently signed into law.

President Trump shared on Twitter a Christmas thank you letter that he wrote to federal employees last Friday.

“Your devoted and vigilant efforts are critical to our Nation’s success, as we work together to serve the citizens of our magnificent Country. Your great contributions to this Nation are why I am pleased to inform you that I recently signed into law major improvements to compensation and benefits for Federal Employees included in the 2020 appropriations package and the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act,” wrote Trump.

He noted that federal employees can soon expect to see an average 3.1% pay increase as well as 12 weeks of paid parental leave that will now be provided to most federal workers from bills recently signed into law.

He also encouraged federal workers to spend time with their friends and family over the Christmas holiday and said that was why he signed an Executive Order for providing an extra day off on Christmas Eve.

“As we end this year, I hope you spend time with your friends and family and reflect upon the great work we have accomplished together in service to our Nation. That is why, earlier this week, I signed an Executive Order to excuse Federal Employees from duty so they can celebrate Christmas Eve with friends and loved ones,” wrote Trump.

President Trump also sent a similar letter to members of the military.

A copy of the letter to federal employees is included below.

2019-12-20 Trump Letter to Federal Employees

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