Due to the upcoming State Capitol visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, downtown state office buildings around Capitol Square will be closed for security reasons all day on May 3rd, along with certain streets adjacent to Capitol Square. The following information relates to aspects of the Royal family's visit.
Employee Recognition Leave
In recognition of this historic occasion and to celebrate 400 years of public service in Virginia, I am granting eight hours of recognition leave to state employees across the Commonwealth. Employees located in buildings adjacent to Capitol Square that will be closed on May 3rd must take the leave on May 3rd. All non-Capitol Square employees should take the recognition leave by June 30, 2007, and are encouraged to use the leave to volunteer and/or participate in Jamestown 2007 commemorative events.
We have received so much extra leave since he took office, it's too bad we can't reelect him.