Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Ceisteanna (782)

Jennifer Whitmore

Ceist:

782. Deputy Jennifer Whitmore asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if his Department has established a working from home policy for its employees; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13542/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

My Department has worked with the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform to develop guidelines for civil service organisations (Working from Home during COVID-19 – Guidance for Civil Service Organisations), which is intended to assist civil service organisations as long as necessary to address the health and safety risks of COVID-19.  These guidelines are due to issue shortly. 

Officials in the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform have also commenced work on the development of a remote working policy which will address remote working in the longer term for the civil service.