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Sunday, May 3, 2020

‘Some can work from home’ – The Star Online

PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants with children below 12 years old or with disabilities attending school and in need of constant care can be considered to work from home, says Public Service Department (PSD) director-general Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman (pic).

In a circular issued on Saturday, he said department heads could consider allowing some civil servants to use flexible working hours and others to work from home during the implementation of the conditional movement control order (MCO) period starting today.

“For spouses who are both civil servants, only one person can use the facility to work from home at any one time until the school or care centre is reopened, ” he said.

Mohd Khairul Adib said the flexibility could be considered either on rotational or full-time basis to ensure optimal use of human resources.

This, he said, was to ensure the delivery of public services was always at an effective level apart from taking into consideration the safety and well-being of civil servants.

“The consideration and flexibility to work from home either on rotational basis or throughout the prescribed period must be based on the duties of the said officer that do not require physical presence at the office at all times or during the stipulated time, ” he said.

Following the announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on May 1 to allow almost all economic sectors and business activities to resume operations under the terms and standard operating procedure set by the authorities starting May 4, all government offices will also resume operations from the same day onwards.

In this regard, Mohd Khairul Adib said department heads should also ensure compliance with all regulations and directives issued by the National Security Council, Health Ministry and PSD as precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. — Bernama

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