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YaFace  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:40:24 AM(UTC)
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Anyone heard if this is a holiday yet?
Go government!
Tiredofwork  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:28:33 AM(UTC)
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I'm gonna bet we get a 59 minute early release
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:57:23 AM(UTC)
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i don't ever remember hearing this far ahead of time about Christmas Eve/holiday. in the past, if an EO is issued it's been on the WH website.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:18:40 AM(UTC)
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Plan on working it or using your annual leave, generally, we only get a couple of hours. Could see a half day of granted leave, though.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:55:09 AM(UTC)
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I only wish I could get off early for Holidays, but that is why I search USAjobs everyday and school on my during my free time.
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notworkinghard  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:10:43 AM(UTC)
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Its not listed as a Federal Holiday
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:53:17 PM(UTC)
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And that is why I miss GWB so. He was a kind and thoughtful family man!
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"President Bush on Tuesday ordered executive branch agencies to close on Friday, Dec. 26, giving most federal employees a four-day Christmas weekend.
Agency heads still have the authority to order some essential employees to their posts on the day after Christmas, according to an executive order issued Tuesday.

The decision to award the extra holiday came earlier than last year when President Bush waited till Dec. 19 to award a half-day off for Christmas Eve, which fell on a Tuesday. But in 2001, Bush made the announcement a little earlier, on Dec. 6, awarding employees a full day off on Christmas Eve, which fell on a Monday that year. Generally, when Christmas falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, as it does this year, presidents give federal employees an extra full day off".
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:29:13 PM(UTC)
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http://www.fedsmith.com/...e-pay-freeze-extra-time/


The above is a Fedsmith article on federal employee time off during holidays by Ralph Smith from Nov 2011
NurseSue  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:54:59 PM(UTC)
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OK so you all are looking for an extra day off no big deal but those who have to work it it means a day of overtime. I do not think this is a prudent use of taxpayer's money. Perhaps the current president is trying to be a good steward of the money he has ben entrusted to oversee. We as federal employees get more paid holidays than anyone else, It seem a little greedy to seek more.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:02:36 AM(UTC)
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I guess no one has any annual leave to use on Christmas Eve?
Ryos  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:51:14 AM(UTC)
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NurseSue wrote:
OK so you all are looking for an extra day off no big deal but those who have to work it it means a day of overtime. I do not think this is a prudent use of taxpayer's money. Perhaps the current president is trying to be a good steward of the money he has ben entrusted to oversee. We as federal employees get more paid holidays than anyone else, It seem a little greedy to seek more.


Christmas Eve is NOT a holiday so they are paid no extra for working the 24th. Now if they work on the 25th, yeah, they are paid more. A lot of people end up taking all of December off anyway so they couldn't care less whether it's a forced day off or not.

As much scrutiny as there is with the government right now, I wouldn't expect any early hours across the government, though agencies will do whatever they feel like and I'm fully expecting not to have a second off with pay here...Ryos2012-11-14 12:57:23
YaFace  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:05:20 AM(UTC)
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Obama might thank the federal workforce with the extra day off. Nothing will get done anyways that day, so they might as well close.
Go government!
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:14:21 AM(UTC)
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NurseSue wrote:
OK so you all are looking for an extra day off no big deal but those who have to work it it means a day of overtime.I do not think this is a prudent use of taxpayer's money
Isn't Holiday Premium pay Double time? Prudent use of Taxpayers Money


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#14 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:30:17 AM(UTC)
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RYOS, if Christmas Eve is given off as a holiday for non-essential employees like Bush did a few years back, then the people who can't take it off ie Nurses, security, hospitial workers etc will get double time. I know it isn't a holiday but the President gives the day off you HAVE to pay holiday pay (double time) to the people who have to work it.
YA Face I am so sorry that you have to work in a place that has so little work ethic that a whole day would be lost.
YaFace  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:45:45 AM(UTC)
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You misunderstand what I am trying to say, but I am not going to clarify, because you will have a snappy retort to everything I try to clarify.
Go government!
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:53:06 AM(UTC)
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YaFace wrote:
Obama might thank the federal workforce with the extra day off. Nothing will get done anyways that day, so they might as well close.

How does that differ from the other 364 days a year??
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:58:58 AM(UTC)
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notworkinghard wrote:
How does that differ from the other 364 days a year??
Well the Nurse is very interested in being 'prudent'.
YaFace  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:13:49 AM(UTC)
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She is just mad she would have to work anyways. Look, she would get double time. If you didn't want to work holidays, nights, and weekends probably shouldn't have become a nurse.
Go government!
NurseSue  
#19 Posted : Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:23:48 AM(UTC)
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I would not have to work. All that I am saying is that comments like "nothing will get done that day anyways etc" or trying to get the taxpayers to pay for a free day for you is the type of comments that reinforce many peoples opinion that Federal Workers are over paid, don't work and get too many holidays off already.   
fedchick  
#20 Posted : Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:54:48 AM(UTC)
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I hope we get the day off. My husband works for a private sector company and his job has given them both Christmas Eve and Day off. I don't think it's that far fetched of a request.

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