CSC sets alternative work arrangements for gov't workers

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 11 2020 12:41 PM | Updated as of May 11 2020 02:43 PM

Government employees wear makeshift face shields made of PVC film at the Borongan City Hall, Eastern Samar on March 19, 2020. Alren Beronio, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Civil Service Commission has set different alternative work arrangements for government agencies as the coronavirus crisis continues to disrupt work settings.

Five alternative working arrangements may be used by different agencies and offices starting May 22, CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada said Monday.

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"It gives us a leeway para we can adapt because these are not normal times. And tayo sa gobyerno (we in the government), we likewise have to evolve and adapt to the changing conditions," she said in a virtual press briefing.

The following are the possible alternative work arrangements for government offices as approved by the CSC:

1.WORK-FROM-HOME

An output-oriented work arrangement that authorizes the worker to produce outputs/results and accomplishments outside of the office.

2.SKELETON (SKELETAL) WORKFORCE

A work arrangement where a minimum number of employees is required to man the office to render service when full staffing is not possible.

3.FOUR-DAY (COMPRESSED) WORKWEEK

A work arrangement whereby the employees’ workweek is compressed to 4 days each week.

4.STAGGERED WORKING HOURS

A work arrangement applicable to offices/agencies that observe work shifting or flexible working time. For this purpose, staggered working hours refers to the existing 24/7 shifting schedule and the flexible working time schedule.

5.OTHER ALTERNATIVE WORK ARRANGEMENTS

Work arrangements consisting of a combination of the above-enumerated work arrangements or other work arrangements appropriate/applicable to the agency, subject to the prevailing community quarantine in the area where the agency is located and the nature of work/job performed by the employees/s.

Except for the compressed workweek, other alternative arrangements cannot be used for health and emergency services, law enforcement, and other similar duties, according to Lizada.

Read the full CSC memorandum circular here:

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