Department of State has a DOSAR clause placed in all service contracts that allows paying for the hours. See paragraph c on down. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE (APR 2004) (a) The Department of State observes the following days as holidays: Christmas Day Full list removed to shorten. And any other day designated by Federal law, Executive Order, or Presidential Proclamation. ( When any such day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is observed. Obse