Federal employees did not always get paid on a federal holiday. And, at first, only those employees who worked in Washington, DC got paid on federal holidays.
Those who were hoping or planning for an extra day off on December 24th should just plan on coming to work that day or taking a day of annual leave instead.
Will federal employees get an extra day off on Christmas Eve this year?
Federal employees in the Washington, DC area will not be getting an extra paid holiday for Inauguration Day this year since it falls on the same day as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Federal employees will get ten paid holidays in 2013 as defined by OPM.
Did the petition requesting that December 24th be a paid holiday for federal employees have an impact on the president’s decision to issue the executive order? The official White House response has been issued to the petition which gathered more than 28,000 signatures.
OPM Director John Berry has issued guidance for pay and leave purposes on the extra holiday on December 24th granted to federal employees by the president.
The president has issued an executive order granting Monday, December 24th as a paid day off.
More than 25,000 people have now signed a petition asking President Obama to give Federal employees an extra paid holiday on December 24th.
What is the status of the petition filed with the White House to give federal employees an extra holiday on December 24th?