Tag: Holidays

OPM Addresses How Pay Will Work for Tomorrow’s Holiday

December 4, 2018 12:05 PM
OPM Addresses How Pay Will Work for Tomorrow’s Holiday

OPM has provided detailed guidance on pay and leave for the upcoming holiday honoring former President George H.W. Bush.

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Post Office, Stock Market Among Closures for Tomorrow’s Holiday Honoring Former President Bush

December 4, 2018 8:26 AM , Updated December 4, 2018 6:12 PM

Wednesday, December 5th, has been declared a day of mourning by President Trump. Most federal employees will be excused from work, including the Postal Service.

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National Day of Mourning Declared: Government Closed December 5th

December 1, 2018 10:12 PM

On Wednesday, December 5th, the Federal Government will close in honor of America’s 41st president who died on Friday.

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Working to Bring Home Americans Who Died in Combat

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

December 28, 2017 1:44 PM , Updated January 8, 2018 11:59 AM

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

December 19, 2017 9:45 AM , Updated December 24, 2017 10:04 AM

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

June 30, 2017 5:15 AM
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’

May 28, 2017 10:16 AM

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?

January 16, 2017 12:30 PM

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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Will Federal Employees Receive an Extra Day Off at Christmas?

December 13, 2016 2:11 PM

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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