Kuwait Municipality Considers 12-hour Supervisory Shifts

04 November 2023 Kuwait

Acting Director General of Kuwait Municipality Saud Al-Dabbous assigned some supervisory positions in the municipality to 12-hour shifts followed by 12-hour rest periods. Al-Dabbous issued this decision.

Those holding supervisory positions within the municipality were assigned to the shift system in accordance with the terms of reference approved by the organizational structure and Article 5 of Resolution No. 12/2012, amended by the Civil Service Council's decision. Based on the nature of the work and the need, No. 26/2023 was approved.

The second article included schedules for assigning a 12-hour shift followed by 12 hours of rest for all departments and branches of the municipality in two shifts – the first from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the second from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The working hours mentioned in Article Three may be amended based on the work needed and at the request of the entity, provided that the day's working time is not less than 12 hours.

The article stipulates that those in charge of this system will not enjoy weekends, Friday prayers, or official holidays during Ramadan, nor will their official working hours be reduced.

Specifically, in Article Five of the decision, the Finance and Administrative Sector is assigned the responsibility of listing the names of supervisory employees for the purposes of granting them shift allowances in Category “B” as defined in Civil Service Council Resolution No. 12/2012 and its amendments.

Starting from the date of issuance of the decision, the Development and Information Sector is responsible for amending the attendance and departure "fingerprint system" for supervisory titles mentioned in the decision in coordination with the Finance and Administrative Sector.

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