Federal employees get 8 paid weeks off per year


Federal “workers” are generally paid 1-1/2 to 2 times what workers in the private sector are paid for the same type of work. Yet this fact greatly understates the luxury, power and security of federal employment.

Private employees are lucky to have 2 weeks of paid vacation per year. Federal workers with seniority get more than 5 weeks paid vacation plus almost 3 weeks sick leave (which many manage to take as vacation time, illegally).

It is a common practice for federal workers to take countless 3-day weekends each year.

The government also gives its workers 10 PAID holidays each year.

This gives federal employees some 8 weeks off per year, paid.

Source: Marin L. Gross, “National Suicide” (2009) page 80-81.