DEFRA and its agencies operate ‘flexi time’ arrangements. With the exception of CEFAS and CSL this policy allows staff to take up to three days time off in lieu per four week period for hours worked above their contractual hours. CEFAS and CSL currently allow their staff to take up to two days time off in lieu per four week period.
The working hours of employees is not recorded centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Information on the working arrangements of DEFRA’s NDPB’s is not available centrally.