The period of time during the day that work is performed (working time arrangement) must be stated in the employment contract and must correspond to what you state in the a-melding.
Other shift arrangements new from 2019
As of 2019, you can choose "other shift arrangements" as working time arrangements.
Brief information on working time arrangement
A working time arrangement is an agreement concerning when in the day the work will be performed and any variations in this arrangement over a period of time.
State the working time arrangement which is given in the employee’s employment contract.
You can choose between the following working time arrangements:
- Offshore work - 33.6 hours per week (offshore336).
- 24-hour continuous shift work and rota work - 35.5 hours per week (24-hourcontinuousShiftAndRotation355)
- Continuous shift work and other schemes at 33.6 hours per week (fullycontinuousShiftAndOtherSchemes)
- Shift work 36.5 hours/week (shift365)
- Not shift and shift/rota arrangements other than those specified above (not shift work)
If none of the four options at the top is stated in the employment contract, select the option “not shift”. This also applies to shift or rota arrangements which do not match any of the first four options above.
Julie works for an industrial company with an employment contract which stipulates continuous shift work amounting to 33.6 hours per week. Specify “fullycontinuousShiftAndOtherSchemes”.
Noah works in a grocery store with an employment contract which states that he must work Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm and every Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Specify “not shift”.
Heidi works for a company with an employment contract which states that her working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Specify “not shift”.
The working time arrangement and what you state as the number of hours per work to which a full-time position equates must match. Note that the number of hours per week to which a full-time position equates will differ for the working time arrangements.
Is it mandatory
Yes, you must state the working time arrangement for all ordinary and maritime employment.
It is voluntary for freelancers, contractors and fee recipients.
You should not specify the working time arrangement for pensions or other non-employment benefits.
When you must submit reports
State the working time arrangement the first time you report the employment and repeat this every month up to and including the month in which you terminate the employment.
Change in working time arrangement
If an employee's working time arrangement has changed, you must specify the new working time arrangement in the month in which the change takes effect.
If you have received an error message (MAGNET/EDAG)
If you have not received an error message
If you have forgotten to specify the working time arrangement or you have specified the wrong working time arrangement but have not received an error message concerning this in the feedback (A 03), you can correct the error in the next a-melding. You do not need to correct previously submitted a-meldings.
If you use a payroll system, check with your system supplier if you are not sure how to make corrections in your system.
What do we use the information for
Statistics Norway (SSB) uses the information in statistics for pay negotiations in order to elucidate pay trends for people with specific working time arrangements.
Information on working time arrangements for ordinary and maritime employment is transferred to the Aa Register. NAV distributes information concerning employment from the Aa Register to private and public sector companies and organisations that are permitted to receive it. Examples of such organisations are the Norwegian Tax Administration and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.