Tag: Holidays

Working to Bring Home Americans Who Died in Combat

By on May 25, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Working to Bring Home Americans Who Died in Combat

What is the purpose of Memorial Day? One documentary brings to life how the government works to return missing service members.

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2018 Federal Holidays

By on December 28, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2018 Federal Holidays

What paid holidays can federal employees expect in 2018? Here is the official list.

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It’s a Busy Week at the Postal Service

By on December 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
It’s a Busy Week at the Postal Service

Christmas is a busy time for the Postal Service. Some data released this week show just how busy it is expected to be.

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July 4th and Federal Employees

By on June 30, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
July 4th and Federal Employees

July 4th is when we celebrate Independence Day. Here is how we arrived at celebrating July 4th as a national holiday and how federal employees are paid.

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‘Let Us Gather Around Their Sacred Remains’

By on May 28, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
‘Let Us Gather Around Their Sacred Remains’

The author reflects on the Memorial Day holiday, its history, and why it is important to remember that it is much more than just the kick off of summer.

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Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

By on January 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Why is Inauguration Day Treated Differently Than Other Holidays?

Can you explain why Inauguration Day is treated differently than other legal public holidays, for “in lieu of” purposes? Some of OPM’s guidance on the holiday is perplexing.

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How Inauguration Day Will Impact Washington

on January 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal employees in the Washington, DC area will soon have a holiday for Inauguration Day, but how will the large anticipated crowds impact those attending the event?

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Will Federal Employees Receive an Extra Day Off at Christmas?

By on December 13, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Federal Employees Receive an Extra Day Off at Christmas?

Will federal employees be given an extra day off around Christmas in 2016? Here is our best guess about why that is unlikely.

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A Week Off for Some Federal Employees Using 3 Days of Annual Leave

By on December 4, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Week Off for Some Federal Employees Using 3 Days of Annual Leave

Some federal employees can take off for a week in January by using three days of annual leave. Here is how and why.

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2017 Federal Holidays

By on November 15, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2017 Federal Holidays

What paid holidays can federal employees expect in 2017? Here is the official list.

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