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For Written Answer on : 05/04/2022
Question Number(s): 559 Question Reference(s): 18184/22
Department: Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Children; Equality; Disability; Integration and Youth the current policy with respect to remote working options for staff in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Following Public Health advice staff in my department were supported to work remotely since March 2020. Further to the revised Public Health advice staff are currently attending the office at least 2 days per week.

A central policy framework for Blended Working in the Civil Service was launched on 31 March 2022. This framework will inform my Department’s blended working policy which is currently being drafted. It is expected that the blended working policy will be in place in Q2 2022.