Tag: Holidays

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

December 4, 2016 8:43 AM , Updated January 15, 2017 5:34 PM

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

November 15, 2016 7:21 PM , Updated January 15, 2017 5:34 PM

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

November 11, 2016 9:46 AM
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?

November 2, 2016 5:31 PM

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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Is Holiday Premium Pay a 'Right'?

January 19, 2016 8:42 AM

I’m a FWS supervisor. Management recently announced that each supervisor now will work only 4 out of ten holidays each year, and will be excused from work on the six holidays they are not scheduled to work. In the past, we get paid if we work or not, and, as a result, were paid holiday premium pay for the time worked on each holiday. Do we have rights in this situation?

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Top Posts of 2015

December 30, 2015 6:24 AM

From an extra half day off on Christmas Eve to guidance on the new locality pay areas, here are the posts you read the most in 2015.

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Will Federal Employees Get Extra Time Off on New Year's Eve?

Will federal employees get extra time off on New Year’s Eve? It is an unlikely scenario when one looks at historical precedent.

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Four Hours of Extra Time for Christmas Eve: Generous or Average?

December 14, 2015 11:22 AM

Which president has been the most generous with time off at Christmas? How do the 4 hours of extra time off this year compare with what has been done in the past when Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday?

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Guidance From OPM on Extra Half Day Off on Christmas Eve

December 11, 2015 5:22 PM

Most federal employees will have time off on the afternoon before Christmas. There are exceptions. This OPM memo explains some of the exceptions and why some employees may still be charged or lose some leave on the day before Christmas.

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President Tells Federal Workers They Can Go Home Early on Christmas Eve

December 11, 2015 4:54 PM

President Obama has issued an executive order granting federal workers an extra half day off on Christmas Eve.

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