For Written Answer on : 05/04/2022
Question Number(s): 416 Question Reference(s): 18166/22
Department: Foreign Affairs
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs 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 Department of Foreign Affairs supports the aims of the National Remote Working Strategy and is committed to implementing a model of blended working that will provide flexibility to staff, while supporting the continued delivery of high quality services to Government and the Irish people.
While a formalised policy is currently under consideration and due for implementation in April 2022, it will align with the Blended Working Policy Framework for Civil Service organisations.
At present, those staff whose work activities allow them to work from home can do so remotely up to 3 days a week. This is subject to the exigencies of the Department.