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File #: 19-341    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/31/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Proposed Change to Thomas Jefferson Holiday
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Albemarle Co Pillars of High Performance, 2. Att.B - Proposed Holiday Schedule 2019-2020
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AGENDA DATE: 6/19/2019

Proposed Change to Thomas Jefferson Holiday

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Proposed change to Thomas Jefferson Holiday observation

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson


LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Former president of the United States, Founding Father, and principal drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Albemarle County on April 13, 1743. Recognizing the cultural and historic significance of Mr. Jefferson's contributions to the County of Albemarle, the organization has long observed April 13th as an official holiday.

Currently, all local government employees are granted Thomas Jefferson's Birthday as one of their 12 holidays, except those employees following the State's Holiday schedule and those who follow the School Division's Holiday schedule.

County local government offices close on April 13th . If Mr. Jefferson's birthday falls on a weekend, local government offices are closed on the directly adjacent weekday. In 2019, April 13th fell on a Saturday and local government offices were closed Friday, April 12th in observation of the holiday.

Aside from the City of Charlottesville, no other local government office is closed in recognition of Mr. Jefferson's birthday. Albemarle County Public Schools do not close in observation of the Thomas Jefferson holiday.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities

Customer Service Issue

Albemarle County's Pillars of High Performance (the Pillars) provides the organizational standard for excellence in local government operations (Attachment A). The Public Service Covenant, illustrated within the Pillars as a Core Value, speaks to commitment to customer service as a component of local government's service to the public. Observa...

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