Minister of Public Administration, Marlene McDonald is thanking the thousands of public officers who turned out to work today to ensure their offices were operational.
A statement by the ministry said that there was a 98 percent attendance at the Ministries of Public Administration and Communications.
It said similar numbers were recorded across the public service, despite calls for a day of rest and reflection.
The ministry adds that the two percent of absences at the Ministries of Public Administration and Communications accounted for persons who had previously applied for and were granted time-off.
"Minister McDonald congratulated all public officers for demonstrating today their commitment and dedication to service and building a productive Trinidad and Tobago," the statement said.