By Philippine News Agency
MANILA — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Friday heads of agencies may allow their employees to forego wearing office uniforms due to the ongoing water shortage.
In a statement, the CSC authorized heads of agencies, including local government units, to issue internal rules suspending the wearing of office uniforms until the water shortage in the National Capital Region and dry spell in other provinces are over.
“We understand that there may be employees affected by (the) water shortage who are unable to regularly wash their official uniforms. We do not want this to become a reason for their absence from work and to eventually cause problems in productivity,” the statement read.
Under civil service rules and regulations, the appropriate dress code of government workers must be prescribed by agency heads through the issuance of internal policies.