The decree of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding appointment to government jobs preserves the priority of appointment for citizens who hold various certificates and specializations, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the decree also stipulates that preference be given to appointing children of Kuwaiti women and with non-Kuwaiti nationality through a legal contract with the monthly reward stipulated for non-Kuwaitis, provided that the civil ID card is presented.

After that, priority should be given to children of Kuwaiti women and with no nationality, provided that they provide proof of their registration in the Central Status for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR). After that, preference should then be given to citizens of Arab countries. However, the sources said, “In order to preserve the implementation of this arrangement, CSC stipulated that it be reviewed before appointing any non-Kuwaiti employee with a non- Kuwaiti mother to ensure compliance with the arrangement”.


The sources touched on the Kuwaitization of some government job groups, revealing that the Kuwaitization rates mentioned in CSC’s Resolution No. 11/2017 regarding the replacement of expatriates with Kuwaitis, which was implemented from September 2017, will be completed this year after the duration of five years specified for its implementation. They said, “This depends on the availability of Kuwaiti graduates and children of Kuwaiti women of definite and non-determined nationality, under the conditions described. The plans for the internal and external scholarships have been harmonized to provide doctors, nurses, supportive medical specialties and scientific materials to complete the replacement process”.


In response to a question about the demand to sell employee vacations, the sources said, “Decree No. 102/2021 was issued to freeze the leave balance for the years 2020 and 2021 for employees who did not take advantage of their vacations and decided to work during the COVID- 19 period. They can now inquire electronically about the balance of their vacations that are allowed to be frozen through the CSC website”. The sources revealed that the freezing of leaves coincides with an existing law that allows the employees to keep a five-year leave balance (four previous years in addition to the current year), indicating that the new decree will allow the employees to freeze the leave balance for the aforementioned two years even if they maintain the maximum limit of the allowed balance in the Civil Service Act to become a total of seven years. They noted that this balance may be used in addition to the vacations that are due for a maximum of 90 days per year, adding that the provisions for forfeiture stipulated in Article No. 40 of the Decree Law No. 15/1979 regarding the civil service will not apply to the employees.

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