CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin filed a proclamation declaring public employees of the State of West Virginia will be excused from a half-day of work, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. State rules require public employees receive Monday afternoon off from work when Christmas Day occurs on a Tuesday. The governor's proclamation results in a full day off on this upcoming Christmas Eve.
Additional time off for state employees on Christmas Eve will not be attributed to annual leave. The governor's proclamation has no effect on private business, local government or others not employed by the State of West Virginia. The proclamation does not affect the work requirements of public employees who may be called to duty to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of West Virginians. County commissions may designate the day as time off for county employees without impacting employees' annual leave. The courts may treat the day as if it were a legal holiday. To read the full proclamation in its entirety, click here