The public service allows you to negotiate your own start and finish times. The only requirement is that you must work a 7.5 hour day, which amounts to a 37.5 hour week (when working full time). Your working times can be negotiated with your supervisors, and supervisors are understanding when you may need to have appointments during work areas. On average, staff within my immediate team begin work anywhere between 7am-9:30 am, and finish between 3:30pm and 6pm. At times, staff may need to work additional hours. However, depending on your position within the company, you are compensated for those hours. For example, as an APS1-6 (entry to mid-level employee), you accrue flex hours, and you can then use those hours to take time off work (through consultation with your supervisor).