Governor LePage's Early State Office Closure On Christmas Eve Gives Employees Time To Travel, Observe Holiday

December 5, 2012

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Dec. 5 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Communications Director (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – State employees will head home for the holidays early with pay as a result of Governor Paul R. LePage authorizing his agencies to close at noon on Christmas Eve.

Though only Tuesday, Dec. 25 is an actual paid State holiday, the Governor announced today he has additionally authorized that all State offices and facilities close at noon on Monday, Dec. 24 to allow employees and their families more time to travel and participate in the traditional observances of the Christmas holiday.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to all of you who work with dedication for the citizens of Maine,” the Governor said Wednesday in a note sent to all State employees. “I hope you will have a happy and safe holiday with family and friends and extend my best wishes for the coming New Year.”

State offices will open again on Wednesday, Dec. 26, though will be additionally closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1 to observe New Year’s Day.