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Can my working time factor be rounded?

I have a work time factor of 0,6500 (26 hours), but am scheduled for 0,6000 every week (24 hours). Does my employer control the remaining two hours?

Many colleagues in education have a working time factor of several decimal places. Nowadays, the aim is to have as many rounded working time factors as possible, which is administratively easy and clear for everyone.

You are therefore more likely to see newer colleagues with a working time factor of 0,6 or 0,8. However, some employers pretend that rounding is an obligation. This is also noticeable in the roster of their employees. For example, someone with a working time factor of 0,6500 (26 hours) is scheduled for 0,6000 (24 hours) per week by default, creating a residual balance that your employer would have control over. These are your return days with that employer. 'If you don't want that, you can of course also hand in hours…'


This is of course not the intention. Whether you have a rounded working time factor or not; prior to the school year, you and the employer make agreements about your commitment during the school year. All your hours are included in this.

Before the school year, you make agreements with the employer about your commitment

If you work part-time, you will in any case have to deal with non-working days on which you have to come back. Think of study days, open days, etc. These are days that you work outside your regular working days. However, these days do fall within your annual task and your commitment; you do not work extra for these hours. The big difference with the return days from the above example is that these days must already be known at the beginning of the year.

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