Governor Issues Thanksgiving Proclamation, Grants Administrative Leave for ‘Day of Reflection’

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Government House photo)

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a proclamation commemorating Thursday, Nov. 24, as Thanksgiving Day 2022 and has granted administrative leave to non-essential government employees for “A Day of Thanksgiving Reflection,” urging them to observe the extended holiday with appropriate thankful and reflective activities at home.

Also, all non-essential employees are granted leave on Friday, Nov. 25.

“I, Albert Bryan Jr., Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Revised Organic Act of 1954, as amended, and V.I. Code Ann. Title l, chapter 11, section 171, do hereby proclaim Friday, November 25, 2022, as a ‘Day of Thanksgiving Reflection in the United States Virgin Islands’ and commend all residents of the Territory to observe the day with appropriate thankful and reflective activities at home,” Bryan wrote.

In a separate proclamation, Bryan also approved administrative leave for the holiday season to commemorate Christmas and New Year’s Day, which both fall on a Sunday. Territory-wide, all non-essential government employees are granted administrative leave on:

Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

The administrative leave does not apply to essential employees and employees on a regular or rotating shift. Employees on annual or sick leave immediately preceding or immediately following the time period administrative leave is granted will not receive administrative leave, and future leave will not be substituted for employees who are considered essential and/or whose shift happens to fall on a day in which other employees are granted administrative leave.

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