CHARLESTON -– Gov. Joe Manchin has announced that he has declared an additional one-half day off on Thursday, Dec. 24, which will constitute a full day off on Christmas Eve for all state government employees.

"The holiday season is a very special time of year when families get together and spend quality time with their loved ones," Manchin said. "State employees work extremely hard each and every day, and an extra one-half day on Christmas Eve gives them more time with their loved ones, whether it is traveling for a long weekend or hosting family for dinner."

The additional time off for state employees on Christmas Eve will not be charged to annual leave. This declaration does not create a legal holiday and has no effect on private businesses, local government or others not employed by the State of West Virginia.

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