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DC Government Closed Monday, December 24, 2012

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm 15 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From a DPR press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that Monday, December 24, 2012 will be observed as a holiday, therefore all DC Government offices will be closed. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will close all facilities, including recreation centers, aquatic facilities, and offices in observance of this holiday.”

When will the feds hear?

  • Anonymous

    My federal office has only allowed 59 minutes early dismissal for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

  • anon

    One of the few good things George W. Bush ever did was to give federal employees the Monday off when Christmas Day fell on a Tuesday.

    It’s a pity Obama hasn’t done the same, especially as we’ve had pay freezes for the past few years.

    • Ward One Resident

      First time that Christmas has fallen on a Tuesday since Obama has been in office! 2009 if was Friday (and Obama gave the fed a half day off on Thursday the 24th); 2010 it was Saturday; 2011 it was Sunday and this year it’s Tuesday.

      • anon

        Right, but I wish he had given us the Monday off this year, when the opportunity finally presented itself.

  • Dept of Commerce is giving 2 hours admin leave. It’s a shame that the feds have to bear so much of the burden of the “small government” freaks.

  • Meh, I don’t really feel for Fed employees. I work in private, and have to use a full day of PTO, even though the office closes at 1:30pm.

    • Anonymous

      That may be true, but I’d wager you make a lot more than your Federal counterpart who works in a similarly situated position.

    • Jindc

      Feds have the same…if you are scheduled off and your office closes at 1:30, you still get charged a day. If you come in, you don’t.

  • FormerFed

    Between the number of vacation days, federal holidays, weather events and comp time I think they can stand to go to work or use some of their hours. They’re probably not doing much at work anyway.

  • anon

    total aside, but why bother having a tree under all those lights?

  • Anon

    Cry me a river. I’ve always had to use vacation/PTO and I don’t get such posh benefits or receive scheduled pay increased whether frozen or non.

    • anon

      If you’re in the private sector, it’s quite possible that you get more vacation time.

      And your vacation time is at least up for negotiation when you come on board, whereas in the federal government it’s strictly defined by how long you’ve been with the federal government.

  • fed schmed

    Considering most of us got letters today from our Secretaries, attempting to explain big words like sequestration and furlough … I don’t see Christmas coming early this year.

  • Anonymous

    burning money on government fatcats is a bad message during fiscal crisis showdown.

  • Anonymous

    Did you ever consider the people who work in hospitals…techs, nurses, X-ray. Most of the time you work Thanksgiving AND New Years OR Christmas.

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