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Federal Government Takes Christmas Eve Off
White House Press Release ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | Barack Obama

Posted on 12/21/2012 11:33:01 AM PST by BruceS

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order.

Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 24, 2012, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.

Sec. 3. Monday, December 24, 2012, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States.

Sec. 4. The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA


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We are going over the fiscal cliff and President Obama is giving almost all Federal employees an additional day off. Isn't that wonderful of Santa Barack?
1 posted on 12/21/2012 11:33:07 AM PST by BruceS
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To: BruceS

Does this free day off apply to any military ?


2 posted on 12/21/2012 11:34:30 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: BruceS

Son of a Beach, I have to work!


3 posted on 12/21/2012 11:35:00 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: BruceS

Without pay, right?

**crickets**


5 posted on 12/21/2012 11:36:21 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: BruceS
Maria Bartaromo(CNBC) rips Dem. Sen. Cardin a new one regarding the fiscal cliff...
6 posted on 12/21/2012 11:39:22 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: BruceS

If they want the day off, they should have to use their own vacation. Wonder if he will give them NY Eve off too.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 11:39:35 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: BruceS

And, of course, you were just as riled up when other presidents, other Republican Presidents, have done this in the past?


8 posted on 12/21/2012 11:39:57 AM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: BruceS

Party like there’s no tomorrow.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 11:40:04 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ace2u_in_MD

Yes. And I work for the Department of Defense.


10 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:04 AM PST by BruceS
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Oop’s(sp)...Bartiromo


11 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:26 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: ace2u_in_MD

If it happened, than I’m sure we were. If you can prove otherwise, please do so.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:42 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: BruceS

So let it be written. So let it be done.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:44 AM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: BruceS

Kwanzaa off too?


14 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:49 AM PST by what's up
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To: BruceS

Gotta work,gonna get those truck drivers home for Christmas.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 11:42:40 AM PST by mdittmar
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To: BruceS

Civil servant or contractor?


16 posted on 12/21/2012 11:44:01 AM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Good for her.

Call out the Dems.

Get Wall Street on their backs.

17 posted on 12/21/2012 11:47:02 AM PST by what's up
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To: beandog

President George W. Bush twice (2001 and 2007) gave feds the day off (Monday) when Christmas fell on Tuesday.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 11:49:58 AM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: BruceS

The Fed employees get two days to celebrate what?


19 posted on 12/21/2012 11:49:58 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BruceS

Hate to tell ya Bush did it twice.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 11:52:06 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: beandog
Wonder if he will give them NY Eve off too.

Undoubtedly. Can't have them coming in on a Monday when Tuesday is a holiday. That just wouldn't be right. I mean, it's not like they get vacation pay or anything. /s

21 posted on 12/21/2012 11:53:03 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: BruceS

Good for them.

Nor everything is a sign of impending doom.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 11:53:38 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: rarestia
My God you guys. Of all the things there are to criticize this jerkoff for, this is not one of them.
23 posted on 12/21/2012 11:54:12 AM PST by Axelsrd
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To: Axelsrd

Don’t misunderstand. This is just another notch in a very long belt of misdeeds and usurpations. I was just commenting on the frustrating verbiage giving this jackwagon any rights or privileges at all.


24 posted on 12/21/2012 11:56:22 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BruceS

I understand some of the marines at pendleton are off from today until Jan 2. Perhaps we should bah humbug that also.


25 posted on 12/21/2012 11:56:51 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ace2u_in_MD

And how did Freepers react?


26 posted on 12/21/2012 11:57:52 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Axelsrd

If a moslem president wants to give Christmas Eve off, works for me.


27 posted on 12/21/2012 11:58:09 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Certainly you’re not trying to compare Marines to some pencil pushers in Washington. If people want the day off that is what their vacation time is for.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 12:01:02 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: ace2u_in_MD

Only the civil service is being given the day off.

The thought is that such a small fraction of the people would actually be in the office, so its more cost efficient to just keep the building heat at a minimum for 4 days straight. Obama has frozen the pay of government workers for going on 3 years now, so he isn’t doing this to be nice.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 12:05:19 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: BruceS

http://main.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/FEDHOL/2012.asp

Link is the ‘12 Fed Holiday Schedule:

Monday, January 2* New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20** Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12*** Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day
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With my private sector job I get 5 of the above - with Friday after Thanksgiving and Monday before Christmas as a paid holiday.

So Public Sector goes from 10 to 11 - just ducky.....

Here’s a question, because it’s now a paid Holiday do those working the day get overtime now?


30 posted on 12/21/2012 12:06:56 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Dayam! That was a good one! Gotta love Maria!


31 posted on 12/21/2012 12:07:51 PM PST by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Axelsrd

Concur.


32 posted on 12/21/2012 12:08:10 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: beandog

You were around here in 2007. Why don’t you I’ve me a link to you complaining about it back then?


33 posted on 12/21/2012 12:08:26 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: beandog

Marines get leave as well...


34 posted on 12/21/2012 12:10:08 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: George from New England

“Does this free day off apply to any military ?”

Can’t speak for the other services but in the Navy (unless its changed, I retired in ‘97) but you’re off unless you have duty and maybe you might score a “comp” day. If you’re underway, it’s usually “Holiday Routine” most can chillax and watch movies, write letters etc but the watchstanders for that day still have to be on their posts!


35 posted on 12/21/2012 12:14:38 PM PST by jimmyo57
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To: BruceS

The Boehner Plan B passing higher tax rates on millionaires will increase the tax a few individuals have to pay, it will not increase tax revenues to the treasury.

Or what’s not being explained about the Democrat tax increase on those with 250k and above, it will not increase tax revenues to the treasury or improve the economy.


36 posted on 12/21/2012 12:22:11 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: George from New England

Camp Lejeune has a traffic jam going off the base right now.

If you could find ANYONE in FedGov after noon today it would be a miracle....


37 posted on 12/21/2012 12:23:30 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: BruceS

Evidently our state offices are too because I called the DMV office this morning and asked what days they were going to be open next week and they said Wed-Fri.


38 posted on 12/21/2012 12:24:03 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: BruceS

Actually, any day that the fedgov leaches are safely at home and not in their offices coming up with new ways to f-—k us, that is a gift to all of the american people.

I would like it very much if these people were off work every day of the year.


39 posted on 12/21/2012 12:25:57 PM PST by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: BruceS
The Democrat tax increase on those earning 250k and above will NOT increase tax revenues to the Treasury, thinking about the famous Martin Niemöller quote, though in this case

When the Democrats came for the ‘millionaires and billionaires’, I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a millionaire or billionaire...Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
40 posted on 12/21/2012 12:26:52 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Son House

Thread Wander. Better see a doctor.


41 posted on 12/21/2012 12:27:42 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: BruceS

What about the post office?

My local post office has a sign on the door which states they close at noon on Christmas Eve.


42 posted on 12/21/2012 12:32:22 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: BruceS

Don’t bust a gut. This is no big deal.


43 posted on 12/21/2012 12:34:27 PM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: BruceS

Libs in particular like to scream about separation of church and state. I think if they were really serious about that the government would stay open on Christmas.


44 posted on 12/21/2012 12:37:47 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: UCANSEE2

My impression is you see something you don’t like?


45 posted on 12/21/2012 1:12:55 PM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: BruceS

Finally the federal government follows all the other private companies and gives the day before Christmas. I was at work on the day after Thanksgiving with all the buildings open and hardly anyone there while all the civilian companie employees were fighting for the latest gadget. Government employees were working....but hardly anyone was around as they took leave. It is absurd to work the Friday after Thanksgiving, the day before Christmas and quite frankly New Year’s Eve....it actually saves money on electricity and heating....but government doesn’t care about saving money.


46 posted on 12/21/2012 1:14:33 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: George from New England

Does this free day off apply to any military ?

Of course.


47 posted on 12/21/2012 1:15:21 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: BruceS

So what? Everybody would be using their leave or go in and do nearly nothing because nobody is around anyway. This is no different than defense contractors like Lockheed, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman using the Friday before Christmas to have a big company Christmas party while they’re all on the clock being paid with defense contract money (yes, taxpayer money).


48 posted on 12/21/2012 1:22:04 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

What a travesty. So when everybody else is eating Christmas snacks and drinking egg nog, you’ll be hard at it, nose to the grindstone, right? Make to post pictures. I’m sure your family will be real happy with you.


49 posted on 12/21/2012 1:26:54 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

What a travesty. So when everybody else is eating Christmas snacks and drinking egg nog, you’ll be hard at it, nose to the grindstone, right? Make sure to post pictures. I’m sure your family will be real happy with you.


50 posted on 12/21/2012 1:27:06 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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