Govt workers to get strict overtime limit

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The National Personnel Authority will introduce stronger restrictions on overtime hours of national public servants to promote work style reform, informed sources have said.

The government agency is considering revising its rules governing national public servants in order to put stronger limits on their overtime. Many officials work long hours to handle parliamentary affairs and other tasks.

Details will be included in its recommendations on salaries for central government employees to be made in August.

Last month, the Diet enacted work style reform legislation for sweeping labor regulation revisions, including tougher overtime limits.

The personnel authority’s guidelines drawn up in 2009 limits national civil servants’ overtime hours to 360 hours per year.Speech

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