Gov’t working on comprehensive Work-From-Home policy

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Gov’t working on comprehensive Work-From-Home policy

On the heels of Industrial Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix’s call for employers to create a blueprint for remote work, Minister of Public Administration Allyson West has disclosed that from next year, civil servants may have the benefit of working from their homes.

This as the Government makes strides towards a comprehensive Work-From-Home policy.

West said it should take 12 months to a year to be operationalised.

“We are just about to award the contract to the successful bidder and that person has indicated that it will take six to nine months for them to come up with a policy. So we are hoping that by this time next year, we will be announcing and starting the implementation of the work-from-home policy,” she said.

The minister said eventually, the rest of the public sector will be included and finally, the private sector. She added that while her office works on rolling out the policy, it is slowed by the delayed proclamation of Procurement Legislation. West, however, could not disclose which contractor won the bid or how much the policy would cost the State.