USPS Holidays – 2017

No Date Week Day Holiday
1 January – 2 Monday New Year’s Day *
2 January – 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
3 February – 20 Monday Washington’s birthday
4 May – 29 Monday Memorial Day
5 July – 4 Tuesday Independence Day
6 September – 4 Monday Labor Day
7 October – 9 Monday Columbus Day
8 November – 10 Friday Veterans’ Day **
9 November – 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
10 December – 25 Monday Christmas Day
* : January 1, 2017 (the legal public holiday for New Year’s Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.
** : November 11, 2017 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, November 10, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2017. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2016. The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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