For Written Answer on : 05/04/2022
Question Number(s): 148 Question Reference(s): 18174/22
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Taoiseach the current policy with respect to remote working options for staff in his Department.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of the staff of my Department have been working from home since March 2020. A phased return to the workplace has been underway since the easing of restrictive measures on 21 January 2022.
In line with the rest of the Civil Service, my Department will finalise and progressively roll-out its blended working policy for the longer-term. This policy will be guided by the Central Policy Framework for Blended Working in the Civil Service which was recently published by Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
In the meantime, remote working alongside attendance on site will continue in line with business needs and the phased return by staff over the coming period.