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(Neb)-Fed, State Offices And CSC Closed Wed, Counties Maybe

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/04/2018 03:53 PM
LINCOLN - Wednesday will be a holiday for some people and not for others as the country honors former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94 and whose funeral will be Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington.

      President Trump has declared the day as a National Day of Mourning, making it a holiday for most federal employees. U-S markets will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

      Nebraska law requires state employees to get the day off whenever the president gives federal employees paid time off - with some exceptions such as law enforcement, security and the military.

      The University of Nebraska and Nebraska State College System, who both have finals next week, fall under the holiday law so Chadron State College and the other schools have cancelled classes and will close their business offices.

      Essential student services including, but not limited to, the library, tutoring, studios, labs, and security will be provided and those employees will be compensated in compliance with campus policy.

      The Student Center Dining Room will be open for breakfast and lunch with the Eagle Grille open until 6 p.m. when the Student Center will close.

        The state judicial branch, though, says courts, county court clerk's offices, and probation offices will remain open because of the difficulties in rescheduling court hearings.

       It's up to the individual counties to decide on closing and Dawes County will remain open except for the county treasurer's office. It's closing because much of its work, such as vehicle registrations, also involves the state and those state offices will be closed.

      The Dawes County Treasurer's Office also relies on older software that requires support from the state, which could be an issue should problems arise with the state closed.

      The University of Nebraska has canceled classes Wednesday and the day will be a paid holiday for all non-essential university employees. Saturday is the final scheduled day of classes before finals, which begin next week.


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