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Federal employees have taken to “We the People,” the White House’s official petition site, asking for Christmas Eve off.
As it stands now, Christmas Eve falls on a Monday and is not an official federal government holiday, so employees would either need to work or use a vacation day.
The petition, signed already by more than 9,000 people, urges President Obama to issue an executive order on the issue. A petition needs 25,000 signatures for an official White House response.
“Federal employees have had a pay freeze for the past several years and the pay and benefits for the federal workforce have been under serious attack during the national elections held this year,” the petition said. “Giving federal employees an extra holiday on December 24th, 2012 would be a good gesture to improve morale of the federal workforce.”