Pay & Benefits

Keep up with the latest changes to federal pay and benefits coming from Congress and the administration.

Is Juneteenth a federal holiday?
Juneteenth has been celebrated annually around the country since 1865 when a Union General arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed the enslaved African Americans that the Confederacy had lost the war and that they were free as per the Emancipation Proclamation, which was inked in 1863.
Is Easter a federal holiday?
Traditionally, the president observes the date with an annual Easter egg roll for children on the White House lawn.
Is Good Friday a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Good Friday — which in 2022 falls on Friday, April 15 — will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
Is Presidents Day a federal holiday?
Every year, federal workers ask if Presidents Day—which in 2022 falls on Monday, February 21—will be a holiday. Here's the answer.
Federal paid leave expansion advances in the House
The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act would allow federal employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off for personal medical challenges, to care for a sick family member or to prepare for a family member's deployment with the armed forces.
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