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Old 07-29-2020, 05:50 PM
 
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Our city council has added juneteenth. We already offered 11 paid days off, compared to the 10 every other city offers. Now we have 12.

I guess it's to compensate for Austin only paying employees way more that other cities. And way more than state employees.

Our city council seems to want to not only match, but exceed Berkeley, Portland, and Seattle.

A race to the bottom.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:03 AM
 
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what's the problem? you peopled voted them in office and now you *****?
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Our city council has added juneteenth. We already offered 11 paid days off, compared to the 10 every other city offers. Now we have 12.

I guess it's to compensate for Austin only paying employees way more that other cities. And way more than state employees.

Our city council seems to want to not only match, but exceed Berkeley, Portland, and Seattle.

A race to the bottom.
Not sure if you're being facetious.

Glad we are paying employees more than most cities and giving them more holidays than most.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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https://www.austintexas.gov/departme...-city-holidays

City of Austin Holidays

New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 20
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 17
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Independence Day - Friday, July 3
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Friday - Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day - Friday, December 25

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-over...days/#url=2020

Federal Govt Holidays

Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 17* Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Friday
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day


Government jobs usually do have a pretty nice Holiday schedule be it at the Fed, State, County or Municipal level. The only difference between Fed and City of Austin is that Juneteenth in place of Columbus Day. Also, the city seems to have Christmas Eve as an official holday.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:34 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Here is City of San Antonio and City of Houston Holidays for comparison.
City of San Antonio is the clear winner for most Holidays.


https://www.sanantonio.gov/gpa/holidaysandclosures

Veteran’s Day Monday November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2019
Day after Thanksgiving Friday November 29, 2019
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2019
Winter Holiday Thursday December 26, 2019
City Closure Friday December 27, 2019
City Closure Monday December 30, 2019
Winter Holiday Tuesday December 31, 2019
New Year's Day Wednesday January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 20, 2020
Fiesta San Jacinto Friday April 24, 2020
Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020
Independence Day Friday July 3, 2020
Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020

http://houstontx.gov/hr/holidays.html

New Year’s Day - Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Independence Day - Friday, July 3
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26
Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
Christmas - Friday, December 25
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm good with making Juneteenth a paid holiday. It should be so throughout the state of Texas.
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:40 AM
 
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This bothers you enough to create a post?
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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I'm good with making Juneteenth a paid holiday. It should be so throughout the state of Texas.
Agreed. Most Americans outside of Texas/Okalahoma actually had no idea what Juneteenth was until this year.

Federal Government should do away with Columbus Day. I've never understood why its a US Fed Holiday, Columbus never stepped foot in modern day USA and also he sailed for Spain, not England. If anything, Latin America has more ties to Columbus than North America does.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:30 PM
 
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Here is City of San Antonio and City of Houston Holidays for comparison.
City of San Antonio is the clear winner for most Holidays.


https://www.sanantonio.gov/gpa/holidaysandclosures

Veteran’s Day Monday November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2019
Day after Thanksgiving Friday November 29, 2019
Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2019
Winter Holiday Thursday December 26, 2019
City Closure Friday December 27, 2019
City Closure Monday December 30, 2019
Winter Holiday Tuesday December 31, 2019
New Year's Day Wednesday January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 20, 2020
Fiesta San Jacinto Friday April 24, 2020
Memorial Day Monday May 25, 2020
Independence Day Friday July 3, 2020
Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020

COH Holidays

New Year’s Day - Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25
Independence Day - Friday, July 3
Labor Day - Monday, September 7
Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26
Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24
Christmas - Friday, December 25

could be mistaken, but i think San Antonio city closure days are unpaid unless you use paid time off

Last edited by craftyreader; 07-31-2020 at 03:31 PM.. Reason: adding name of town
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:08 PM
 
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Yes. Obviously.
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