Is New Year's Day a federal holiday? The list of 10 Federal Government Holidays for 2013 is important to know, especially if you work for the government. The list for 2013 was made available by the The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and can be found below.
The mail won't be delivered, and the post office isn't open Tuesday, Jan. 1, but according to White House.gov on Monday, Dec. 31, President Barack Obama was planning to work on New Year's Day. So much for a federal holiday!
Patch reported Monday, Dec. 31, there is no regular postal service on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Because New Year's Day is also a federal holiday, and post office holiday, all post offices, government offices, and public schools in the Providence, Rhode Island area are closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 as well. See the article New Year's Day 2013 USPS post office holiday: Mail delivery New Year's Eve 12/31 for more details.
According to the OPM, The U.S. Office of Personnel Management recognizes 10 federal holidays. In the United States, a federal holiday is a public holiday recognized by the United States Federal government. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. All federal employees are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive holiday pay for that day in addition to their ordinary wages, claims Wikipedia.org.
Wondering if banks are open on New Year's Day? Read the article 2013 Bank Holiday New Year's Day: Banks open New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, Jan. 1? for more information on Rhode Island local bank closures.
Rhode Island Federal Holidays
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Most Rhode Islanders also recognize these federal holidays along with the rest of the United States. Providence, Rhode Island area municipal state and federal government offices are generally closed, as are USPS post offices, schools, and banks. It is up to individual Rhode Island businesses whether they open or not.
2013 Federal Holidays:
- Tuesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
- Monday, January 21 - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Monday, February 18 - Washington’s Birthday
- Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
- Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day
- Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
- Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day
- Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day
- Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Source: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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