APWU: Juneteenth Holiday

June 17, 2021 On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the S. 475 Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This law establishes June 19th of each year as a Federal holiday. President Biden then declared it would be observed beginning June 18, 2021, as the 19th falls on a Saturday. On June 19,…

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NALC: Annual leave in lieu of holiday pay starts with July 4th holiday

“Beginning with the upcoming 2021 Independence Day holiday, full-time or part-time regular letter carriers and CCAs have another option when they work their holiday. These employees who work their holiday now can, at their option, elect to have their annual leave balance credited with up to eight hours of annual leave in lieu of receiving…

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USPS 2021 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2021 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2021 leave year begins…

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USPS: Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17

This year, Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 17. The annual observance honoring U.S. presidents began with celebrations commemorating George Washington during the early 19th century. After Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday was celebrated informally across the young nation. In 1879, Congress declared Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday — a federal holiday. A 1968 law…

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APWU 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar, Leave Chart

The 2020 new leave year begins and ends as indicated below: Begins: PP 02-2020, January 4, 2020 Ends: PP 01-2021, January 1, 2021 2020 Pay & Holiday Calendar 2020 Leave Chart Related: USPS: Calendar shows 2020 payroll schedule

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USPS 2020 Pay Dates and Leave Year

The following chart lists the 2020 pay periods. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week. The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2020 leave year begins…

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USPS: Labor Day Holiday honoring workers is Sept. 2

Monday, Sept. 2, is Labor Day, the holiday celebrating the contributions of workers to the fabric of American life. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City in 1882. As unions expanded throughout the nation, Labor Day events grew in popularity, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed the bill declaring the first Monday…

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USPS: Memorial Day Holiday to be observed May 27

The United States will observe Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember members of the armed forces who died while serving the nation, on Monday, May 27. Approximately 100,000 veterans are employed by USPS. The organization is one of the largest civilian employers of former and current members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines…

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