Work-life balance


Working hours
Public holidays and annual leave entitlements
Support and allowances
Life at the workplace
Staff Regulations
Seat Agreement

Working hours

Every staff member and SNE is required to work 40 hours per week, spread over 5 working days. The standard working day is 8 hours for a full day and 4 hours for a half-day.

ACER aims to provide a working environment which supports healthy work-life balance. In accordance, ACER introduced flexible and core working hours Staff members and SNEs are free to choose the beginning and the end of their working day respective of the core hours during which they shall be present in the office. One rest break of at least 20 minutes per working day must be taken outside core hours when the time worked during the day is 5 hours or more.

The Agency applies the following core hours:

​Monday        From 10:30 to 12:00 and
from 14:00 to 16:00h.​
Tuesday-Thursday​       ​From 9:30 to 12:00 and
from 14:00 to 15:30h.
​Friday        ​From 9:30 to 12:00 and
from 14:00 to 15:00h.
 
Staff members and SNEs may be allowed, under certain conditions, to telework, i.e. carry out their duties outside the Agency’s premises.

Public holidays and annual leave entitlements

ACER has between 17 and 19 days of public holidays spread across the calendar year, established annually by a Director’s Decision.

Staff members and SNEs are entitled to annual leave of 2 days per month. Additional leave days depending on the age and grade may be granted. Staff members may request additional special leave days under specific conditions.

Support and allowances

Staff Member’s pay is constructed of basic salary and various allowances based on their socio-economic status. Learn more about future Entitlements and Salary Information here.

Life at the workplace

With the annually organised special working day, the Away Day, ACER creates the opportunity to build coherence between departments and teams in a non-formal setting while benefiting from the highlights of one of the touristic sights of Slovenia. Furthermore, each year, various events are organised by the Staff Committee.

A channel for the expression of opinion by staff is represented by the Staff Committee, whose members are chosen among the eligible Agency staff by elections. The Staff Committee represents the interests of the staff vis-à-vis the Agency and maintains constant contact between the Agency and its staff.

 

Staff Regulations

Further details of rules managing staff can be found in the  Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union

 

Seat Agreement