Feeling down and out on a Monday morning? Here is something that may perk up your day: Federal employees (most of them anyway) will get extra time off from work on December 24, 2009.
President Bush has issued an Order giving federal employees an extra holiday this year: December 26, 2008.
If email from our readers is a reliable guide, a burning question on the minds of many is “will President Bush give us an extra holiday on December 26th?” But what about the separation of church and state? Should federal employees get the day off to celebrate a religious holiday?
December 24, 2007 will be a federal holiday for most federal employees. It was granted within the scope of Executive Order 11582–which most readers have probably never heard of–with pay.
President Bush has issued an executive order giving federal employees an average raise of 2.2% in 2007.
Our readers have differing views about the celebration of Christmas and the role of religion in American life. But one agency says “Merry Christmas” is a “content violation.”
Mixing religious beliefs with government creates controversy–at least in recent years. How do readers feel about issues relating to the celebration of Christmas? Here is a summary of responses to issues on the topic of “Christmas and the Culture War.”
Should “Christ” be taken out of Christmas in the federal government?