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Puerto Rico Amended 2015 Public Holidays Released

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014


The public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) has released the amended version of its annual "Memorando Especial", which lists Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015, based on last summer's amendments to the law regulating public holidays in Puerto Rico.

Earlier this year (2014-03-29), the public sector's human resources department of the government of Puerto Rico (ORHELA) had released its annual "Memorando Especial", which listed Puerto Rico's public sector holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.

However, since then (2014-07-29), the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, signed into law the "Proyecto del Senado 1113", which reduces the number of annual non-working public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, by lumping 4 of the current annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños".

Despite the aforementioned reduction in the number of public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, as always (2013-09-14, 2012-06-19, 2011-07-26, 2010-04-05, and 2009-08-10), the private sector benefits from 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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