Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
The document, signed by ORHELA's Director, Samuel G. Dαvila Cid, once again indicates that the draft bill "Proyecto de la Cαmara 1387", introduced 6 years ago (06-Apr-2009), will never come to pass. This draft bill, would have reduced the number of public sector holidays from 19 to 15, and had been approved by Puerto Rico's Chamber of Representatives (23-Jun-2009). However, since then it seems stuck in the Senate.
A more recent request by Puerto Rican senator, Marνa Teresa Gonzαlez, to sharply reduced the number of annual public sector holidays in Puerto Rico for the upcoming fiscal year 2014/2015, has also not affected the aforementioned announcement of Puerto Rico's public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
As always (14-Sep-2013, 19-Jun-2012, 26-Jul-2011, 05-Apr-2010, and 10-Aug-2009), the private sector benefits from far fewer public holidays than the public sector. Banks usually follow the public sector holidays, except in cases when these fall on a Sunday.
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2014-05-22: Puerto Rico Public Sector Holidays Reduction Momentum
2014-05-12: Puerto Rico Public Sector Holidays Reduction Update
2013-09-14: Puerto Rico 2014 Public Holidays Announced
2012-06-19: Puerto Rico 2013 Public Holidays Announced
2011-07-26: Puerto Rico 2012 Public Holidays Announced
2010-04-05: Puerto Rico 2011 Public Holidays Announced
2009-08-10: Puerto Rico 2010 Public Holidays Announced
2009-06-23: Puerto Rico To Consolidate Public Sector Holidays
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