Tag: Holidays

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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A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

By on November 11, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday created to honor those that served their country in the military. The author provides a personal memorial to honor one of these veterans.

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What Happens if a Holiday Falls on My Day Off?

By on November 2, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments

If a holiday falls on a Monday and that’s my day off, does the holiday move to Tuesday or does my day off move to Tuesday?

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Why is Labor Day on a Monday?

on August 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Why is Labor Day celebrated on Monday, and was it always done that way?

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