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.
There are two holidays coming up in one pay period. That will create numerous questions on how to handle pay for some federal employees. Here’s what OPM has to say about it.
Friday, June 11, 2004 is not a holiday. But for pay and leave purposes, it is a holiday.