Executive Order 12577 -- Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on Friday, December 26, 1986


December 22, 1986


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


Section 1. All Executive departments and agencies shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 1986, the day following Christmas Day, 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 report for duty on December 26, 1986, for reasons of national security or defense or for other public reasons.


Sec. 3. Friday, December 26, 1986, 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.


Ronald Reagan


The White House,


December 22, 1986.


[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:30 a.m., December 23, 1986]