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Black Friday to cost line agencies $150K – The Guam Daily Post

The Black Friday holiday is estimated to cost government of Guam line agencies a little less than $150,000 in holiday pay, according to Department of Administration Director Edward Birn. 

That amount does not include pay for the Guam Department of Education or Port Authority of Guam, or other autonomous agencies not paid through DOA.

Birn said he looked at data from three past Black Friday holidays to come up with the estimate.

According to DOA personnel rules and regulations, holiday pay is paid at double an employee’s hourly rate, exclusive of any additional pay.

Gov. Eddie Calvo again has designated Black Friday – the Friday after Thanksgiving – a holiday for GovGuam.

Black Friday is traditionally the largest shopping day of the year.

“I am grateful for the thousands of government of Guam employees who have given their time and service to the island and our region,” the governor stated in a press release. “Their dedication and hard work are fitting of recognition, and they deserve to spend a day with their families, to rest and to re-energize.”

This holiday also is an opportunity to boost spending and trigger increased revenues, he said.

Government offices, except for those with critical functions such as the hospital and public safety agencies, will be closed. The Guam Election Commission also intends to certify the general election results that day. 

The Judiciary of Guam announced that the Guam Judicial Center and Northern Court Satellite in Dededo will be closed on Black Friday in line with the governor’s executive order. 

Acting Speaker Therese Terlaje announced that the Legislature will be closed on Black Friday.

Public schools will be closed on Friday.

Source: Google News : https://www.postguam.com/news/local/black-friday-to-cost-line-agencies-k/article_32ff6c40-ebb9-11e8-9acc-f3b9ee59018d.html

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