My friend and I have recently got a lingering debate on defining the subject of a contracted clause below:
The Department of Culture and Sports called on male civil servants at the department to wear the five-piece long dress when going to work on the first day of each week.
I think it's a complex sentence, of which the dependent clause, when going to work on the first day of each week is an elliptical one. Per grammar rules, the hidden subject of this contracted clause must be the same as the the subject of the independent clause, that is, The Department of Culture and Sports.
However, my friend thought the subject of this clause is male civil servants
So which one is the real subject of this clause? and is there any misplaced modifier here?