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Citi Encourages Employees to Use a Personal Day on Juneteenth

  • CEO says those working can take time to provide support
  • Firms including Mastercard, Nike make Juneteenth paid day off
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Solidarity Through Dance on Juneteenth

Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat said employees who want to can use one of their personal days this Friday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day enslaved people discovered they were free in the U.S.

For those employees who plan to work, Corbat asked workers to help advance the commitments to change that the bank made during a companywide discussion last Friday, according to an internal memo to staff. Citigroup employees who take June 19 off will be required to use part of their paid time off.