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Puerto Rico Government Commission Approves Reinstatement of 2 Annual Public Holidays

Source: Oficina de Recursos Humanos del Estado Libre Asociado (ORHELO)
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: June 16, 2021

The Government Commission of Puerto Rico has approved, with some amendments, the Senate Bill 86, which aims to restore the Day of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Day of José Celso Barbosa as annual public holidays, on July 25 and 27, for public employees.

The Senate Bill 86 was passed by Puerto Rico's Senate, last month (2021-04-26), aiming to partially reverse the reduction in the number of annual non-working public sector holidays in Puerto Rico, which saw the lumping 4 of the annual non-working public sector holidays of Puerto Rico into one, the "Día de los Próceres Puertorriqueños" (2014-07-29, 2014-07-23, 2014-07-19, 2014-07-01, 2014-05-22, 2014-05-12 and 2014-03-19).

That reduction was later slightly amended (2015-10-21), and three years later, Puerto Rico's Senate changed it mind, and sent to the Lower House (Cámara de Representantes), the "Proyecto del Senado 460" which aimed to reverse the cancellation of the annual public holiday of Puerto Rico on July 25 (Día de la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado) and its replacement with a new annual non-working public holiday, the "Día de la Ciudadanía Americana" (2018-04-02).

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