Flexible work arrangements in governments to become effective starting June 15 — CSC

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THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) said flexible work arrangements for government employees will become effective starting June 15, 2022.

During the Laging Handa public briefing, CSC Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lizada said this is the answer for government employees for the new normal.

According to Lizada, flexible work arrangements will be applicable to all government employees regardless of status, whether regular, permanent, temporary, substitute, fixed-term contract, casual and others.

She said this work arrangement will provide reasonable working conditions to government employees who are already senior citizens, immunocompromised and those with comorbidities.

Under the new resolution released by the CSC, the flexible work arrangements can be a work from home set up, work from satellite office, work from other fixed places that will help promote more productive work, but all these will be subject to further agreements or approval of heads of agencies.

Included in the resolution is the implementation of compressed work week or four-day work week for employees but with a 10-hour work schedule daily to be able to complete the required 40-hour work schedule, or four days of work on-site and one day under a work from home set up, skeleton work force, work shifting, flexible time work set up, or a combination of these arrangements.

Government agencies are then tasked to come up with internal guidelines for the flexible work arrangements they will implement, in accordance with the guidelines set by the CSC and the Department of Labor and Employment.

Lizada said the implementation of flexible work arrangements in government offices is meant to ensure that the delivery of public service will continue despite an ongoing pandemic.

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