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National Day of Mourning, 01/02/07

December 29, 2006
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and its Partner
Organizations join the nation in mourning the loss of former President
Gerald R. Ford. As a mark of respect, President Bush has issued an
Executive Order authorizing the closure of federal government offices
and the curtailment of non-essential government activities on Tuesday,
January 2, 2007, and the President has issued a Proclamation naming
that day as a National Day of Mourning.

In
collaboration with our Partner Organizations, I have determined that
all FLETC sites will operate on January 2 at a reduced level. To
minimize any inconvenience to our students, prevent delays in the
completion of training programs, avoid incurring additional costs to
our training partners, and prevent disruptions to training activities,
all training scheduled for January 2 will be conducted as planned.

In
keeping with the President’s Executive Order closing government
agencies other than those conducting essential public business, FLETC
personnel will be excused on January 2 except to the extent that their
presence is required to conduct training, maintain appropriate support
for training activities, and ensure the safety and security of FLETC
facilities and those present at them. Employees should seek guidance
from their immediate supervisors to determine whether or not their
presence on January 2 is essential.

For purposes of pay and leave, please adhere to the following guidance:

1.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 will be recorded in the T&A system
(Web-Star) as "Other Administrative Leave" using transaction code 66
and will be treated as a holiday for pay purposes.

2. Employees
on compressed work schedules whose regular day off occurs on January 1
or 2, 2007, will take January 3rd as the “in lieu of holiday”.

3.
Employees who are currently scheduled for Annual Leave/Sick Leave on
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 will not be charged Annual/Sick Leave for that
day. If an employee has scheduled use or lose leave for January 2,
2007, and is unable to reschedule that leave for use before the end of
the leave year, the leave will be forfeited. When use or lose leave is
forfeited under these conditions, there is no authority that permits
restoration of the leave.

4. Direct any questions regarding time and attendance issues to FLETC Finance Division, at (912) 267-2288 or (912) 267-2047.

D. Kenneth Keene
Deputy Director