Wondering if New Year’s Day is a federal holiday? The list of 10 federal government holidays for 2015 is important to know, especially if you work for the government. The list of 2015 federal holidays was made available by the The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and can be found below.
There is no mail delivery, and the post office isn’t open on Thursday, Jan. 1 either. Because New Year’s Day is a federal holiday, and a post office holiday, all post offices, government offices and public schools are closed Thursday, Jan. 1. See the article 2015 Post Office Holidays: USPS closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays 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.
When is Martin Luther King Day? What date does Washington’s Birthday fall on? When is Memorial Day 2015? What day does 4th of July fall on? What is the date of Thanksgiving in 2015? You can find these dates below.
Most Rhode Islanders recognize these federal holidays along with the rest of the United States. Municipal state and federal government offices are generally closed, as are USPS post offices, schools, and banks. It is up to individual businesses whether they open or not. Wondering if banks are open on federal holidays? See the article 2015 Bank Holidays: Are Banks Open or Closed Federal and Post Office Holidays? for more information.
2015 U.S. Federal Holidays
Thursday, January 1 – New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
Monday, February 16 – Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** – 4th of July, Independence Day (see below)
Monday, September 7 – Labor Day
Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Friday, January 1, 2016 – New Year’s Day
**July 4, 2015 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, July 3, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.
Source: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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