SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean public servants on around-the-clock duties, such as police and customs officials, work about 1,000 hours more a year than public workers in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a government survey showed Tuesday.
According to the Ministry of Personnel and Management’s survey, government employees work for 2,738 hours per person a year on average while those in ordinary duties work for 2,271 hours a year.
The average annual working hours of public servants in OECD nations is 1,763 hours.
The average overtime working hours in 2016 was 70.4 hours a month in the case of around-the-clock duty workers and 31.5 hours in the case of other ordinary duty workers.
Officials of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries had the most overtime hours with 158.3 hours a month, followed by the National Fire Agency with 144.8 hours, the Coast Guard with 132.2 hours and the Korea Customs Service with 110.1 hours.