"For pay and leave purposes, the day is to be treated as a holiday. “Most employees who are excused from duty as a result of the President’s Executive order will receive the basic pay they would have received if no Executive order had been issued. An employee who was previously scheduled to take annual leave on December 5, 2018, will not be charged annual leave (or any other form of paid leave, compensatory time off, or credit hours) for that day,” it said.
Those not regularly scheduled to work Wednesday generally will receive an “in-lieu of” day off, which will vary according to their work schedule.
The guidance does not specify which employees are to be kept on the job, leaving that up to individual agencies, which typically have such plans in place for closings because of snowstorms or other emergencies. Those who work generally receive holiday premium pay, equal to their regular salary, for those hours in addition to their regular pay.