Working hours

Depending on role, you may have regulated working hours or non-regulated working hours. If you have non-regulated working hours then you are not covered by half days or working days between two non-working days, flexible working hours, extra time allowance, over time allowance or increment for unsocial hours.

Working hours for technical and administrative personnel

The ordinary working week is 40 hours for employees who work full-time, and flexible working hours apply. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the Swedish National Day (6 June), Midsummer Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are all non-working days when they fall on a weekday. A working day between two non-working days is also a non-working day and you do not need to make up for this.

Working days between two non-working days 2019

  • 31 May
  • 7 June
  • 23 December
  • 27 December
  • 30 December

Half days 2019

On the following days the working hours decrease to four hours for full-time employees:

  • 18 April, Maundy Thursday
  • 30 April, Walpurgis Night
  • 1 November, the day before All Saints’ Day

Working Time Schedule 2019 (pdf 120 kB)  (only in Swedish).

Working days between two non-working days 2020

  • 22 maj, the day after Ascension Day

Half days 2020

On the following days the working hours decrease to four hours for full-time employees:

  • 9 April, Maundy Thursday
  • 30 April, Walpurgis Night
  • 30 October, the day before All Saints’ Day
  • 23 December, the day before Christmas’ Eve

Flexible working hours

For employees who work full-time, 40 hours per week, ordinary working hours are 8.00 -16.30 with a compulsory break of at least 30 minutes for lunch (non-paid working time). Flexible working hours are 06.00-09.00 in the morning; 10.30-14.00 at lunch and 14.00-20.00 in the afternoon and evening. A short break (15 min) may be taken in the morning and the afternoon.

One condition for flexible working hours being used is that work can be carried out at the level of service required. The flexible working hours balance must be checked off each month by the employee submitting the information to his/her manager for approval. The flexible working hours balance must be kept within the framework of minus 10 to plus 50 hours. If the balance is under minus 10 hours or over plus 50 hours, flexible working hours cease to apply until the balance has been corrected. Flexitime worked can only be taken out in time off.

For more details, read KTH’s local collective agreement on flexible working hours  (only in Swedish).

 is available in the form archive.

Extra time

A part-time employee can work extra time within the framework of normal working hours for a full-time employee, i.e. between 08.00-16.30 on weekdays. Extra time must be ordered by the immediate supervisor in writing.

Overtime

For full-time employees, basic overtime is between 06.00-19.00 after their normal eight hours are completed. Overtime work must always be ordered in writing by the immediate supervisor.

Unsocial hours

An increment for unsocial hours is paid for ordinary working time that, according to the schedule, must be carried out during unsocial hours. Basic increment for unsocial hours applies between 19.00-22.00 on weekdays. Qualified increment for unsocial hours applies between Friday 19.00 – Monday 07.00 There may be other times for public holidays.

For more details, read KTH’s local agreements on working hours and compensation linked to working hours for technical and administrative personnel  (only in Swedish).

Non-regulated working hours

All occupational categories, including technical and administrative personnel, may have non-regulated working hours. If you have non-regulated working hours then you are not covered by half days or working days between holidays, flexible working hours, extra time allowance, over time allowance or increment for unsocial hours.

Teachers and Ph.D. students

The total number of work hours is between 1,700 –1,756 clock hours per academic year, depending on age. This working time is not regulated with regards to the number of hours per day.

For more details, see KTH’s local agreements on working hours and compensation linked to working hours for Teachers  (only in Swedish).

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