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Trump signs executive order granting Christmas Eve off to federal employees

Trump signs executive order granting Christmas Eve off to federal employees
Posted at 1:22 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 09:48:32-05

WASHINGTON (WTXL) — President Trump has granted federal employees the day off on Christmas Eve.

A new executive order the president signed on Tuesday states,  “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2018, the day before Christmas Day.”

In addition, the order specifies that some employees must still work that day “for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.”

You can read the full order on the White House website by clicking here.