President Obama on Friday, December 11th, 2015, granted federal employees a half-day off on Christmas Eve.
“All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty for the last half of the scheduled workday on Thursday, December 24, 2015, the day before Christmas Day,…” Obama said in an executive order.
The decision is in keeping with recent precedent on time off around the holiday. Read more here…
From GovExec & FedSmith:
Guidance From OPM on Extra Half Day Off on Christmas Eve:
Getting extra time off for Christmas is good news for most federal employees. Who doesn’t want an extra few hours away from the office without having to take leave?
But, as with much of what government does, many people will be impacted in different ways.
In coordination with the president’s executive order on granting federal employees the time off on the last half of the scheduled workday on Thursday, December 24, 2015, with pay and without a charge to leave, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Acting Director Beth Cobert has issued a memo instructing agencies on details impacting the federal workforce. Read more here….