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Puerto Rico 2015 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: April 23, 2021

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. Dávila Cid, once again indicates that the draft bill "Proyecto de la Cámara 1387", introduced 6 years ago (2009-04-06), 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 (2009-06-23). However, since then it seems stuck in the Senate.

A more recent request by Puerto Rican senator, María Teresa González, 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 (2013-09-14, 2012-06-19, 2011-07-26, 2010-04-05, and 2009-08-10), 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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