Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, December 24, 2015, 78117-78118 [2015-31749]

Download as PDF 78117 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 241 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Executive Order 13713 of December 11, 2015 Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, December 24, 2015 By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America, by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty for the last half of the scheduled workday on Thursday, December 24, 2015, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order. Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must remain on duty for the full scheduled workday on December 24, 2015, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need. Sec. 3. Thursday, December 24, 2015, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States. Sec. 4. The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order. Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. VerDate Sep<11>2014 10:38 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16DEE0.SGM 16DEE0 78118 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / Presidential Documents (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, December 11, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–31749 Filed 12–15–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 10:38 Dec 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16DEE0.SGM 16DEE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 241 (Wednesday, December 16, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31749]




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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 241 / Wednesday, December 16, 2015 / 
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                Executive Order 13713 of December 11, 2015

                
Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and 
                Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, 
                December 24, 2015

                By the authority vested in me as President of the 
                United States of America, by the Constitution and the 
                laws of the United States, it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. All executive branch departments and 
                agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and 
                their employees excused from duty for the last half of 
                the scheduled workday on Thursday, December 24, 2015, 
                the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in 
                section 2 of this order.

                Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and 
                agencies may determine that certain offices and 
                installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, 
                must remain open and that certain employees must remain 
                on duty for the full scheduled workday on December 24, 
                2015, for reasons of national security, defense, or 
                other public need.

                Sec. 3. Thursday, December 24, 2015, shall be 
                considered as falling within the scope of Executive 
                Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 
                and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they 
                relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United 
                States.

                Sec. 4. The Director of the Office of Personnel 
                Management shall take such actions as may be necessary 
                to implement this order.

                Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be 
                implemented consistent with applicable law and subject 
                to the availability of appropriations.

                    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

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                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    December 11, 2015.

[FR Doc. 2015-31749
Filed 12-15-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P