Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program for the 29th NISPAcee Annual Conference Program Overview PhD Pre-conference Seminar Author(s) Špela Mar University of Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia Buzeti Jernej, Jernej Buzeti , University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration, Slovenia Title The connection between work during non-work time and extended availability for work of servants in the public sector File Paper files are available only for conference participants, please login first. Presenter Špela Mar Abstract Nowadays, many societal changes are affecting organisations and employees and the distribution of their time. The way work is done is changing increasingly, which is drastically affecting the organisation and duration of employees' work time and rest time, as they work during non-work time. As a general social problem, the so-called "Always on culture" is emerging. Existing research shows that employees experience extended availability for work, which includes certain forms of behaviour, as a result of working during non-work time. These have a negative impact on the well-being and health of employees, as well as on the work–life balance and the increased incidence of work–life conflict. Research also confirms that it is not only societal changes that influence employees' extended availability for work, but also a variety of reasons that are immanent in organisations and employees that influence their decision to work during non-work time. Servants of public sector organisations and bodies are no exception, as the environment of public administration and the wider public sector is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. A review of the literature and sources also reveals that there is a lack of research involving servants in public administration and public sector. Based on this, the doctoral dissertation will include research within administrative science which will be focused on the organisational aspect and, more narrowly, on the management of human resources in Slovenian public sector bodies and organisations. The focus of the research will be on the issue of performing work during non-work time and extended availability of employees for work and the reasons for extended availability of employees for work. The purpose of this doctoral dissertation is to investigate and establish the correlation between working during non-work time and extended availability for work and the reasons for extended availability for work of public servants in the Slovenian public sector. The objectives of the doctoral dissertation are to identify and critically evaluate work during non-work time and extended availability for work of public servants from an organisational and human resource management perspective, to present the results of a survey carried out with public servants in separate groups according to the field of work or the Standard Classification of Activities in the Slovenian public sector and to develop a model of the connection between working during non-work time and employees' extended availability for work and to provide guidelines for the appropriate distribution of work time of public servants in the Slovenian public sector. In the doctoral dissertation, we will use the quantitative method to carry out the planned research, and we will design our own online survey questionnaire based on existing questionnaires. The target group of the doctoral dissertation research will be public servants in the Slovenian public sector. The main criterion for stratified sampling will be employment by activities or employment organisation in the Slovenian public sector. We expect at least 5% of the total population of public servants in the Slovenian public sector to participate in the survey.