DGPA: 116 days off for civil servants in 2017

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-08
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) on Wednesday announced that all 6760239government administrative agencies will have 116 days off, the same as this year, including the six days off for the Chinese New Year.

In addition to the Chinese New Year, there are four four-day holidays for next year, namely the 288 Peace Memorial Day, the Children’s Day and Tomb-sweeping Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the National Day.

Including the New Year Day, which is a three-day holiday from December 31 of this year to January 2 of next year, there are six long holidays next year. However, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on Wednesday, so it is a one-day holiday.

According to related regulations, when a national holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, the Monday and Friday in between should be adjusted to be a day off to make it a long holiday, but the Monday or Friday off should be made up by working on the Saturday of the previous week, the DGPA said.     [FULL  STORY]

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