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USA Federal Public Sector Holidays 2025-2030

Source: The White House (Washington DC)
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: June 21, 2021


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the US Federal Government, has released a list of the federal public holidays in the USA for the period from 2025 to 2030, inclusively.

The list of 2025-2030 USA federal holidays contains all the usual public holidays, generally observed in the US banking and financial sectors (2020-01-05) as well as in most private sector companies.

Additionally, it includes some public holidays specific to the US Federal Sector, as well as day in lieu rules, such as:

• January 20, 2025: "This holiday is desginated as "Inauguration Day" in section 6103(c) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Federal employees in the Washington, DC area are entitled to a holiday on the day a President is inaugurated, January 20 for each fourth year after 1965. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law" and going on to clarify that "This year, the Inauguration Day holiday falls on Monday, January 20, 2025, which is also the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).) For Federal employees who work in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George's Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Fairfax in Virginia, Inauguration Day is observed concurrently with the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday. Federal employees in these areas are not entitled to an in-lieu-of holiday for Inauguration Day".

"July 4, 2026 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)".

"December 25, 2027 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 24, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)".

"November 11, 2028 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, November 10, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)".

And a few more.

Note that the aforementioned declaration of 2025-2030 public holidays only applies to federal civil servants, excluding the armed forces, meaning that this applies to slightly less than a million employees.



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