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Name: Civil Service Act (No. 19 of 1991).
Country: Yemen
Subject(s): Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-03-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1991-03-31, No. 6, pp. 1-43
ISN: YEM-1991-L-43296
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1991-03-31, No. 6, pp. 1-43
Abstract/Citation: Provides comprehensive legislation concerning the employment of civil servants. Chapter 1 outlines bodies responsible for administering the civil service; s. 6 establishes a Higher Council of the Civil Service with the function of training and developing human resources. Chapter 2 sets forth obligations of employees. No civil servant may hold more than one post at a time (s. 14). Chapter 3 establishes the wage structure and classification of posts. Chapter 4 contains provisions relating to appointment, promotion and upgrading. Inter alia, every administrative unit shall appoint a specific number of disabled persons (s. 24). Chapter 5 relates to hours of work, leave, and overtime; s. 48 stipulates that pregnant or breast-feeding women shall not work more than 4 or 5 hours a day, respectively. Chapter 6 relates to employee mobility, including secondment. Chapter 11 contains provisions concerning labour relations. Employees have the right to organize and enjoy protection for participation in trade union activities (ss. 126-129). Other provisions relate to social security, training and disciplinary measures. Available in French.
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