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Holiday Shows U.S. Government Can Be Fast When It Wants to Close

June 18, 2021, 4:10 PM

The mail is coming, but the Pentagon is closed and parents in Washington D.C. were left with no daycare as the nation adapted to a sudden holiday.

Across the federal government, agencies struggled to determine who would and wouldn’t be working on Friday and employees had to adjust to an unexpected three-day weekend as President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth the first new federal holiday in nearly four decades -- one day before the holiday was to take effect.

The Office of Personnel Management that oversees the civilian workforce of more than 2 million people tweeted Thursday morning that ...

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