2016 Pay Dates and Leave Year
The following chart lists the pay periods for 2016. For the convenience of timekeepers, each biweekly pay period appears as two separate weeks, with the beginning and ending dates indicated for each week.
The leave year always begins the first day of the first full pay period in the calendar year. The 2016 leave year begins January 9, 2016 (Pay Period 02-2016), and extends for 26 full pay periods, ending January 6, 2017 (Pay Period 01-2017).
2016 Pay Period Inclusive Dates
Source: USPS Postal Bulletin 22429
The holiday chart below comes to us courtesy of Your Postal Blog