The Kuwaiti Civil Service announces official working hours during Ramadan

Radwa Saleh - | Arab News

Today, the Civil Service Commission announced the official working hours for government agencies during the holy month of Ramadan, with a flexible working hours of 4 and a half hours.

A circular stated that the official timings for the holy month of Ramadan, according to Article (1), start from Sunday to Thursday weekly, at 4 and a half hours per day, while Article (2) stipulates that training will begin today from eight-thirty in the morning until ten-thirty in the morning.

Article (2) stated that the employee may be present at any time during it, provided that the employee does not leave until after completing four and a half hours of work according to the time of his attendance, and a period of 15 minutes has been set for the employee as a break at the beginning or end of the work day, while 15 minutes has been set for females. But at the end of the day.

The sources explained that the employee subject to the reduction of working hours for any of the legally prescribed reasons was excluded from Article (2), and those subject to the system of partial absence without pay are not represented, and the dates of their attendance and departure are determined in accordance with Article (5) of this decision.

The sources reported that Article (3) stipulates that to implement the working hours system in accordance with Article (2), the automated systems in government agencies must provide the feature of multiple records of attendance and departure times, and calculation of the number of official working hours, and the grace period individually for each employee.

Article (4) also included that the grace period, minutes of delay, and hours for calling in at the beginning of work for those included in Article (2) of this decision are calculated as follows:

1. The grace period of (15) minutes is calculated at the beginning of the work day after the end of the last attendance time after 10:30 in the morning.

2. Minutes of lateness at the start of work are calculated after the end of the last attendance time, in addition to the grace period stipulated at the start of work after ten (45) minutes in the morning.

3. The hours for calling in at the beginning of work are calculated from the time specified by the employee during the period from eight-thirty in the morning until ten-thirty in the morning.

Article (5) enables government employers to oblige employees to one specific work time for attendance and departure, or to oblige them to choose between more than one work time for the employee to choose one specific time for attendance and departure. The employer can also determine these dates, whether at the entity level, or at centers. A business, specific organizational units, job categories, or group of employees.

The sources explained that in accordance with the requirements and interest of the work, provided that the provisions of the grace period prescribed for the employee covered by it in the month of Ramadan (15 minutes) at the beginning or end of the work are not violated, in addition to the provisions of the grace period prescribed for the employee covered by it at the end of the work day (15) minutes and no more. Misses the following appointments; The employee does not have the right to change the attendance and departure time after it has been restricted by the government entity:

1. From eight-thirty in the morning until one in the afternoon.

2. From nine in the morning until one thirty in the afternoon.

3. From nine thirty in the morning until two in the afternoon.

4. From ten in the morning until two thirty in the afternoon.

5. From ten thirty in the morning until three in the afternoon.

Article (6) included that the decision to restrict the employee’s attendance and departure times shall be approved by the competent minister or the head of the self-employed entity, as the case may be, or his authorized representative, to choose working hours during the holy month of Ramadan, taking into account the dates and provisions contained in this decision.

Article (7) stated that this decision does not prejudice the rules, provisions and controls of official work contained in the aforementioned Civil Service Council Resolution (41) of 2006, nor does this decision affect the shift or guard systems in force, while Article (8) stipulates that it does not entail Implementing the provisions of this decision shall be the disbursement of any compensation, allowances, bonuses, or additional bonuses.

The Bureau concluded with both Articles (9) and (10), which stipulate that government agencies that have special circumstances or the nature of work and wish to change their working hours other than the dates mentioned in this decision are required to submit a proposal for official working hours that are appropriate for them. To be approved by the Civil Service Commission, while its proposal adheres to the number of working hours scheduled during the holy month of Ramadan (four and a half hours per day), and the decision is implemented as of the date of its issuance.

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