Federal Manager's Daily Report

Most federal offices will be closed Friday (June 11) and

employees given excused absences in memory of former

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President Reagan, whose memorial service will be held that

day. For pay and leave purposes, the day will be treated as

falling within the scope of law and rules governing

holidays. Most employees who are excused from duty will

receive the basic pay they would have received for working;

employees previously scheduled to take annual leave will

not be charged annual leave or any other form of paid leave,

compensatory time off or credit hours. Special rules apply

to employees who receive annual premium pay for standby duty

or to firefighters covered by certain pay provisions. Agency

heads at their discretion may keep open operations “for

reasons of national security or defense or other essential

public business,” according to an executive order.