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Posted On: 3 January 2023 11:23 am
Updated On: 3 January 2023 11:59 am

Qatari government employees may now work part-time

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Qatari government employees work part time

According to a report by Al Raya News, the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau announced the launch of the part-time work request service in the "Mawared" system, in accordance with Cabinet Resolution No. 13 of 2021 regarding conditions and regulations for part-time working hours in government agencies. The cabinet resolution was published in the 15th issue of the Official Gazette by the Ministry of Justice.

The part-time system in government institutions is defined with clear conditions and aims to improve job efficiency by providing more flexible options for Qatari employees, taking into account their family circumstances. The resolution entails reducing the number of working hours per week by half, at the request of the employee and with the approval of the government agency.

Conditions set for the part-time system:

  • Must be a Qatari citizen
  • The employee is not in a leadership position
  • Successfully passed the probationary period
  • The employee must not be working in more than one government institution

The system prioritizes Qatari women with children, especially those who are breastfeeding. The breastfeeding times for the part-time employee are two hours and are applied for two years, starting immediately after the end of maternity leave.

As per the report, the number of part-time employees should not exceed 15% of the total number of employees in the government agency.

Employees who work according to the part-time system are entitled to half of the basic salary, half of the allowances, and bonuses while retaining the transportation and housing allowance in full.

Source: Al Raya News
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