Seminar: The Employee’s Responsibility for Sleeping During Official Working Hours.

On May 29, 2024, in the Faculty of Law at Tishk International University (TIU),  Dr. Muhammad Abdulkarim conducted a seminar entitled “The Employee’s Responsibility for Sleeping During Official Working Hours.”. The seminar was held in Hall 441 of the Main Building and was attended by Asst. Prof. Dr. Hussien Balisani, Dean of Faculty,  Sabah Qasim, the Head of Department, and other staff members.

The subject of the seminar is to study a negative behavior that affects the public job and, at the same time, a natural behavior that stems from the nature of man.Therefore, when faced with this behavior, we are faced with two issues: First: the interest that requires the employee to remain awake, and second: the behavior that is natural for all living beings. The public employee’s sleep conflicts with the principles that regulate the work of public facilities, especially the issue of the regularity of public facilities. The Iraqi State Employees Discipline Law No. 14 of 1991 and the Professional Conduct Instructions for Public Employees in the Kurdistan Region No. 1 of 2006 did not stipulate this, despite it being stipulated in the comparative countries. The employee’s responsibility for sleeping during work requires the actual occurrence of sleep, the duration of sleep, the time of sleep, the place of sleep, and the number of times of sleep. However, the employee may be exempted from responsibility if the sleep occurred during break times, out of sight, or for medical reasons.

Keywords: Law, Employees, Participation, Responsibility, Behavior.