CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - There's good news for state employees hoping to get an early start on their Christmas break.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says public employees will get a full day off on Monday, Dec. 24, meaning they'll have a 4-day holiday weekend.
State rules require public employees to have Monday afternoon off when Christmas occurs on a Tuesday. The governor's proclamation means the workers will get a full day off on Dec. 24.
Local governments, private businesses and public employees who may be called to work to safeguard residents' health and safety are unaffected by the move.
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