US: Trump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

USTrump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve

08:05  19 december  2018
08:05  19 december  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

White House unveils official Christmas portrait

White House unveils official Christmas portrait WASHINGTON -- The White House unveiled their official Christmas portrait on Tuesday, featuring the president and First Lady standing in the Cross Hall at the White House. Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. @POTUS & @FLOTUS are seen Saturday, December 15, in their official 2018 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) pic.twitter.com/nIuplZSDBe— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 18, 2018 The hallway, which is decked out in Christmas trees, pictures First Lady Melania Trump is in a white dress, alongside President Trump in a suit. According to the First Lady’s Twitter account, the photo is by Andrea Hanks. It was taken Saturday. Melania Trump unveiled the official Christmas decorations inside the White House in late November in accordance with her “American Treasures” theme. She tweeted out a video of herself walking among the decorations: The People’s House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season! pic.twitter.

Trump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve . Trump signed an executive order declaring that “all executive departments and agencies of the federal government shall be closed” on Monday, continuing a loosely followed tradition when Christmas falls on a Tuesday.

Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday closing all executive departments and agencies of the federal government and excusing their employees from work on Giving federal employees time off is a loosely followed tradition when Christmas falls on a weekday, especially when it's near a weekend.

Trump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve© Mary F. Calvert/ REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen greet guests at the Congressional Ball at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is giving the gift of time-off to federal employees, announcing Tuesday he will excuse government workers from duty on Christmas Eve.

Trump signed an executive order declaring that “all executive departments and agencies of the federal government shall be closed” on Monday, continuing a loosely followed tradition when Christmas falls on a Tuesday.

Palm Beach is ready for Trump — if he comes

Palm Beach is ready for Trump — if he comes A government shutdown may force President Trump to spend Christmas in Washington —but in sunny South Florida, his Mar-a-Lago estate beckons. The massive security apparatus that travels ahead of the President is already in place. Aides and agents are standing by. And Trump's suitcases have already been zipped up with his golf clothes. It may all be for naught if Trump and lawmakers cannot reach a compromise on funding the government past midnight. The White House says Trump will not travel to Florida if the partial government shutdown takes effect.

Federal employees were offered an early holiday gift this year from President Trump when he signed an executive order that relieved workers from their duties on Christmas Eve . The decree issued on Tuesday on the White House’s website declared that every executive department and agencies

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday night that will give federal employees the day off this Christmas Eve . “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday

Trump signed the order amid uncertainty this year about whether the government will be open in coming days or subject to a partial shutdown. Lawmakers and the White House are wrangling over a government funding bill that must be approved by Friday to avoid a shutdown.

Christmas is a holiday for the federal government but presidents have approached Christmas Eve inconsistently when it falls mid-week. President Barack Obama allowed employees to go home early on Christmas Eve in 2015 and gave the workers the day off on Dec. 26 the year before, a Friday.

During his presidency, George W. Bush also regularly allowed federal employees to take off Christmas Eve. Christmas fell on a Monday last year, so employees did not receive additional time.

Trump’s order, like others before it, exempt employees responsible for “national security, defense, or other public need.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve

Migrant kids in El Paso had a gift-filled Christmas thanks to two hotel employees.
When asked why, the employees "had tears coming down" and said "how could you not do this," Ruben Garcia said.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!