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Systems and structures

NTT is promoting a deeper understanding of work-life management across all workplaces and is fostering a culture for accepting a wide range of work styles.
To further promote work-life management, we have implemented many useful systems to cover different life events.

Life events and relevant systems at a glance

only available for female employees

This timeline shows life events and the systems related to them along with illustrations, for easy viewing at a glance. Further details are available in 'A variety of systems to promote work-life management' below.

Work styles

This timeline shows life events and the work systems related to them along with illustrations, for easy viewing at a glance. Further details are available in 'A variety of systems to promote work-life management' below.

A variety of systems to promote work-life management

Leave systems

Name and details Salary payment

Annual paid leave

This paid leave can be taken for any purpose. Every year, 20 days of leave are granted to employees that have completed at least one full year of service (13 days for employees who have not yet completed one full year of service).

Paid

Special leave

Available for the following purposes:

Purposes: Wedding, bereavement, summer vacation, childbirth, childcare time, menstrual period, etc.

Paid

Life plan leave

Up to three days of paid annual leave that would be normally lost at the end of the year can be retained annually as life plan leave days that can be used for any reason. In addition, employees are granted five life plan leave days for every five years of service (up to a total of 40 days).

Purposes (examples): Relaxation and recuperation, family care, childcare, etc.

Paid

Sick leave

Can be used when injured or ill

Purposes: Illness, injury, morning sickness, etc.

Paid

Childbirth and childcare support

only available for female employees

Name and details Salary payment

Commuting relief during pregnancy *

System that exempts employees from up to 60 minutes of work per day at the beginning or end of work hours

Paid

Health checkups during pregnancy and after childbirth *

System that exempts employees from work if they receive health guidance or take health checkups during pregnancy and for one year after childbirth

Paid

Special leave (childbirth)*

Special leave system where employees can take leave from the sixth week (the 14th week for a multiple pregnancy) before the expected delivery date to the eighth week after childbirth

Paid

Special leave (childcare time)

System that grants up to two 45-minute childcare breaks (one hour breaks for twins) for female employees looking after babies under the age of one year.

Paid

Childcare leave

System where any employee can take leave to look after a child under the age of three

Unpaid

Reduced working hours for childcare

System where any employee can reduce their working hours (to four, five, or six hours) while their children are in third grade or below

In proportion to working hours

Shift work for childcare

System where employees can work in shifts while their children are in third grade or below

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Exemption from overtime

System that exempts employees from overtime while their children are in preschool

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Restrictions on overtime and late-night work

System that places restrictions on overtime and late-night work while employees' children are in third grade or below

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Nursing care support

Name and details Salary payment

Nursing care leave

System where any employee can take leave if they have a family member in need of nursing care

Unpaid

Reduced working hours for nursing care

System where any employee can reduce their working hours (to four, five, or six hours) if they have a family member in need of nursing care

In proportion to working hours

Shift work for nursing care

System where employees can work in shifts for up to three years if they have a family member in need of nursing care

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Restrictions on overtime and late-night work

System that places restrictions on overtime and late-night work for employees who have a family member in need of nursing care

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Work-related systems

Name and details Salary payment

Shift work

Individual employees can change the time they start and finish work in relation to childcare and nursing care

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Flextime work

System where employees can decide the time they start and finish work every day.
Employees can work during the standard core time (10:00-15:00: each organization can specify a specific time slot) and flexible time (7:00-22:00)

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Work from home

Employees can use this system for tasks judged to be feasible by direct superiors

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Reemployment system

System where any former employee who left the company for childcare, nursing care, or their partner's transfer can be reemployed if they apply for this when leaving

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