The announcement was made by the Ministry of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security, in a statement.
In the note, quoted by Angop, the authority explains that with this new schedule, the civil service will work from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, on working days (Monday to Friday), on a continuous basis.
Thus, this new working hours regime – which is guided by law no. 26/22, of 22 August, Law on Basic Civil Service – replaces the old schedule, in which employees worked from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, writes Angop.
In the statement, the ministry also explains that those responsible for public bodies must give workers "a rest period for a meal of at least 45 minutes" without disturbing the service.
"The working hours of civil servants and administrative agents coincide with the period of operation of the respective bodies, bodies and services, and those responsible for legal entities must provide their employees with a rest period for a meal of at least 45 minutes, without prejudice to the permanent assistance to citizens", says the note, quoted by Angop.
In addition, the authority also clarifies that "the specificities of the provinces in which the geographical, climatic and labor conditions justify it at the beginning as well as at the end of the period of operation are safeguarded, and they must have a different regime from the regime provided for in number 1 of article 57 of the aforementioned Diploma".