As in years past, most Government offices and support units
will close on yom tov Pesach and Chol Hamoed.
They will be closed from Wednesday erev Pesach, the
31st of March, until Thursday, the 8th of April.
The State Service Commission issued directives to all
Government offices stating that this organized vacation will
take effect only in those offices whose services are not
required by the public on a continual basis. In addition,
offices were instructed to man departments which deal with
the public with duty clerks to handle emergency cases.
The planned, organized vacation was agreed upon between the
State Services Commission and the Federation of State
Employees as a result of the success of this arrangement in