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C.J. Fuller cjfuller at mindspring.com
Wed Nov 5 15:55:59 EST 1997

In article <63qdt3$ue at chile.earthlink.net>, "Michelle Garrison"
<garrison at u.washington.edu> wrote:

>I'm at the University of Washington now, but I used to be at the Texas
>Department of Health (TDH) and the University of Texas (UT).
>At TDH we got off every major holiday, plus some weird ones like
>"Confederate Soldiers Day."  At UT, we "officially" had Martin Luther
>King Day off, but in my department non-African-Americans were
>"encouraged" to work anyway.  :)
>There's a great variety in holidays from state to state.  There are very
>few truly national holidays.  The state legislature decides which holidays
>state employees will get (this includes state university systems) and when
>these holidays will fall.  Then (on top of this), individual agencies or
>universities usually have the option of adding more holidays.  This is why
>I got more days off from TDH than I did from UT, even though they were
>both state institutions in the same town.
>Michelle Garrison
>University of Washington

Ah, the holidays of the old Confederacy!  The first time I lived in Dallas
and worked at UT-Southwestern state employees got Confederate Soldiers
Day, Robert E. Lee's birthday, and San Jacinto Day.  As it happens, Robert
E. Lee's birthday is around the same time as Martin Luther King's birthday
(some coincidence, yes?).  San Jacinto Day is also Texas Independence
day.  I think with the fall in the price of oil in '86 and the resulting
state budget cutbacks, Confederate Soldiers Day was eliminated.  Here in
NC I have not discovered any remnant Confederate holidays on the state
employee calendar.


C.J. Fuller
<mailto:cjfuller at erickson.uncg.edu>
<mailto:cjfuller at mindspring.com>

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