Skip to comments.Federal Government Takes Christmas Eve Off
Posted on 12/21/2012 11:33:01 AM PST by BruceS
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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.
Does this free day off apply to any military ?
Son of a Beach, I have to work!
Without pay, right?
If they want the day off, they should have to use their own vacation. Wonder if he will give them NY Eve off too.
And, of course, you were just as riled up when other presidents, other Republican Presidents, have done this in the past?
Party like there’s no tomorrow.
Yes. And I work for the Department of Defense.
If it happened, than I’m sure we were. If you can prove otherwise, please do so.
So let it be written. So let it be done.
Kwanzaa off too?
Gotta work,gonna get those truck drivers home for Christmas.
Civil servant or contractor?
Call out the Dems.
Get Wall Street on their backs.
President George W. Bush twice (2001 and 2007) gave feds the day off (Monday) when Christmas fell on Tuesday.
The Fed employees get two days to celebrate what?
Hate to tell ya Bush did it twice.
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
Good for them.
Nor everything is a sign of impending doom.
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.
I understand some of the marines at pendleton are off from today until Jan 2. Perhaps we should bah humbug that also.
And how did Freepers react?
If a moslem president wants to give Christmas Eve off, works for me.
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.
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.
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
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?
Dayam! That was a good one! Gotta love Maria!
You were around here in 2007. Why don’t you I’ve me a link to you complaining about it back then?
Marines get leave as well...
“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!
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 whats 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.
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....
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.
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.
Thread Wander. Better see a doctor.
What about the post office?
My local post office has a sign on the door which states they close at noon on Christmas Eve.
Don’t bust a gut. This is no big deal.
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.
My impression is you see something you don’t like?
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.
Does this free day off apply to any military ?
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).
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.
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.
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