I contacted CPAC about it. I probably did get dumped by the resume "reader". The flag has been raised so hopefully something will come of it.
So, the general is given some liberties to award time off at his discretion, so as a government employee, we usually get 59 minutes off the evening before a holiday. Military usually gets the day before a holiday off (the whole freaking day b/c the general can do that). Civilians are only given 59 minutes b/c anything higher requires congressional or presidential approval or some shit like that...
Right now, we all fall under POMA funds right now (The Pay Our Military Act) which is a theoretical pot of money to keep our military working (which requires a lot of us civilians). Anyhow, they put out a notice that the 59 minute rule had been cancelled today b/c it's illegal under POMA funding... but yet our military have the entire day off... how is THAT legal?
I questioned this to someone who is, but isn't, significant. Not two minutes later, a new email came out stating that we in fact COULD take 59 minutes off today without submitting leave. My email didn't make the difference b/c the decision is made WAY higher than our office or any office on RIA, but it was still kinda funny.
In any event, I was considering taking a couple of hours off today to get ready for hunting tomorrow morning (have to dig out my clothes and wash them in the scent eliminating laundry soap) so I wouldn't be able to use the 59 minute rule anyway (cannot be used in conjunction with leave), so it doesn't really pertain to me anyway, but I was pissed for everyone else...
I think I might go run on my newly fixed leg now.