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For Written Answer on : 05/04/2022
Question Number(s): 854 Question Reference(s): 18168/22
Department: Health
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


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


The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement and eGovernment at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Ossian Smyth, published the Civil Service Blended Working Policy Framework on the 31st of March 2022.

In line with the Framework, the Department has commenced the development of its Blended Working Policy for completion before the end of Q2 2022. In the interim, there is a requirement for staff to be in attendance on site for a minimum of two days per week.

In line with the Government campaign – #MakingRemoteWork – I am supportive of facilitating all reasonable and practical applications for blended working, while ensuring the continued effective and efficient delivery of the Department’s business.