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PC shutdown program every Friday to discourage employees to work overtime at night while promoting office culture with work and life balance
- –The average overtime work hours of the Seoul city government in 2017 is 1.8 times longer compared to the central government departments.
- –Although Seoul pushed for lights out at the city government buildings on the day of families, there have been a lot of applications for exemption from the forced light-out.
- –As of January 2018, the rate of the exemption cases reaches 67.1%.
- –Enhancing sound organization culture by promoting the balance between work and life
- –Emart (January 2018) and Human Resources Development Service of Korea (March 2017) implemented PC shutdown policy to address the culture of working overtime.
- *At Emart, the rate of working overtime sharply decreased from 32% to 0.3%.
- –Power shutdown (including PC) after 7pm every Friday with no exception
|Phase||1st phase (March)||2nd phase (April)||3rd phase (May-)|
|Date||March 30||Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month||Every Friday |
|Subject||New Seoul City Hall and Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building||New Seoul City Hall and Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building||City-affiliated organizations housed at private buildings|
- –No acceptance of departments’ request for exemption from the forced light-out and PC power shutdown. (All departments) If the entire offices are expected to work overtime due to preparation for National Assembly’s audit, questions on municipal administration and etc., a prior notice will be made and the power shutdown will not be implemented.
- (Department-wise) Only in case of need such as running a disaster-related response team, the request for cooperation shall be made to organization management division.
- * 24/7 working departments (shift-work based) including 119 General Situation Room and Seoul Safety Control Center are exempted from the power shutdown.
- –Submission and acceptance of the request for approval on overtime work are not allowed (but, allowed only for overtime work hours before 19:00).
After a trial period in in March and April, the full implementation begins from May.