Executive Order 12739

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Signed by President  George Herbert Walker Bush  Monday, December 17, 1990 Federal Register  page & date: 55 FR 52165, Wednesday, December 19, 1990
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.

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


Section 1. 

All executive 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 Christmas Eve, December 24, 1990, except as provided in Section 2 below.


Sec. 2. 

The heads of executive 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, 1990, for reasons of national security or defense or for other essential public reasons.


Sec. 3. 

Monday, December 24, 1990, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order No. 11582 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. 

This order shall apply to Federal departments and agencies only and is not intended to direct or otherwise implicate departments or agencies of State or local governments.


Signature of George H.W. Bush
George Bush 
The White House,
December 17, 1990.

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