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Czech Republic: New Publications by the Public Defender of Rights

April 25th 2018

New collection of opinions on the topic of Citizenship of the EU

 (Click to enlarge picture) Ombudswoman published a collection of opinions on the topic Citizenship of the European Union. This publication is a presentation of work of the Public Defender of Rights with relation to European Union law throughout all agendas, which she deals with. The publication of the collection is connected with the new competence of the Ombudswoman which is to provide help to citizens of the European Union who have exercised their right to free movement within the EU. Further information is available on the website of the Public Defender of Rights.

Final report on the sociological research named Work-Life Balance on Czech Ministries

The main findings of the research show that:

  •  (Click to enlarge picture) there are certain standard measures applied in the area of work-life balance at the Ministries which make it easier to combine work and out-of-work duties of the employees; there are, however, differences among the individual Ministries;
  • there are discrepancies in the position and responsibilities of the “gender focal points” at the Ministries. Their position in terms of the organisational structure of their respective Ministries differs (assignment to a section, department, or unit) and they usually do not devote a sufficient part of their work capacity to the topic of gender equality, which also includes work-life balance;
  • the Ministries often use only some of the available forms of flexible work and there were significant differences in the provision of certain other benefits;
  • only flexible scheduling of working time is available everywhere; in contrast, shorter working time or work from other places are only available to a few percent of civil servants, even though many more are interested.

More information available here.