Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. metro area will be given the day off on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.
The Office of Personnel Management released the calendar year 2017 federal holiday schedule, including the plan for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, falls on a Friday. An employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Fairfax in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform non-overtime work on Inauguration Day, is entitled to a holiday. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).) There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees who are not regularly scheduled to work on Inauguration Day,” OPM said on its website.
OPM also told federal employees that because Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday, most workers will take the holiday on Jan. 2.
Similarly, Veterans Day in 2017 falls on a Saturday, so employees will receive Friday, Nov. 10 as the holiday day off.