Can a public official work during his annual leave?
Verified 08 October 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
Yes, during your annual leave, you can perform certain activities that are ancillary to your primary employment in the public service.
The ancillary activities cumulable with public employment are exhaustively listed by law. They vary depending on whether you work in full-time, part-time or non-full-time or incomplete employment.
The law does not specify the number of hours or remuneration that the activity must not exceed in order to be considered as ancillary. It must be an occasional or regular activity, but limited in time.
The exercise of an ancillary activity is, depending on the activity, subject to prior authorization by the administration or subject to declaration or freedom.
The activity must be compatible with your functions and have no effect on the operation of the public service.
The administration may object at any time to the continuation of an ancillary activity which it has authorized on any of the following grounds:
- This is justified by the interest of the service
- The information on which you were granted permission is incorrect
- The activity is no longer incidental.