President Trump just gave a nice gift to federal employees.
He signed an executive order which gives them the day off for Christmas Eve.
Millions of Americans who don’t work for the government won’t enjoy such a nice perk.
KATU News reports:
Trump signs executive order giving federal employees day off on Christmas Eve
President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving most federal employees the day off on Christmas Eve.
Trump signed the order Tuesday. It states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day.”
The executive order includes a section that says the heads of executive departments can determine what offices or parts of organizations must remain open. This may require certain employees to work on Dec. 24. – for reasons of national security, defense, or for other reasons.
Trump did the same thing in 2018 when Christmas Eve fell on a Monday. The day off allowed many federal employees to enjoy four consecutive days off.
Sounds like a pretty good deal.
FOX Business has more:
Trump gives fed workers Christmas Eve off with pay
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to make Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, a federal holiday.
The president issued the same executive order, which gives federal workers a day off with pay, in 2018.
“All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day,” the order states.
The order adds that leadership can determine which offices and employees must stay open despite the holiday “for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.” There are about 2 million government employees in the U.S.
3.1% pay raise this year, and Christmas eve is a federal holiday! Thanks, Boss! https://t.co/dtFh6Rcist
— Ken (@kenroc1755) December 18, 2019
Are you ready for Christmas yet?
You still have a few days!