Social Security Administration

Extend the Thanksgiving Holiday to include the Friday After for ALL Federal Employees: Could save at least $600 million

I suggest you...make the day after Thanksgiving a federal holiday for all federal employees. Including the Friday after Thanksgiving, as part of the Thanksgiving holiday, will reduce the amount of money spent for utilities, guard services, janitorial and other support services. Some federal government entities provide services directly to the public and usually work with a "skeleton crew" the day after Thanksgiving. The majority of the public believe federal government offices are closed. Therefore, the number of visitors is low. There would be minimal loss of service to the public. For the federal employee it would help promote mental and physical health, as it would allow an extended period of rest and provide opportunity to interact with friends and family. Imagine the enormous savings if every federal building were closed for just one additional day!

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