[Some holiday levity, posted by NAGC President John Verrico]
Fellow communicators. It has come to our attention that there have been queries from investigative reporters concerning the implementation of holiday plans across government agencies.
We are proposing this response to any query you may receive, including an official statement and additional details which may be provided "on background - not for attribution."
I hope you will find this information helpful in explaining how government agencies are responding to recent criticisms from the political and private sectors.
On behalf of the National Association of Government Communicators, I hope you get some time off to relax and spend with family and friends this holiday season. To our fellows in uniform serving in deployed status away from loved ones, we send our best wishes for as happy a holiday as possible, a happy and healthy New Year, and a safe return.