Gov’t offices invited to Webinar on alternative work arrangements

Published June 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Charissa Luci-Atienza

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has called all government agencies, local government units (LGUs), government-owned or controlled corporations, and state universities and colleges (SUCs) to send their representatives to participate in a Webinar and “Lunchat” on June 30 to further increase public awareness on the government’s multiple alternative work arrangements (AWA).


CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala recently issued an advisory to all heads of constitutional bodies, departments, bureaus, and agencies of the national government, LGUs, GOCCs with original Charters, and SUCs to participate in the CSC’s online AWA information campaign on June 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

“This online event aims to increase understanding and appreciation of the Revised Interim Guidelines, Leadership Perspectives and Best Practices for AWA, ” she said in an advisory dated June 18.

She encouraged government agencies to participate by sending at most two representatives, the House Resource Department head and/or an HR practitioner.

“At most 300 participants can be directly accommodated at the Zoom Webinar. All other government leaders, managers and employees may also join via CSC FB Page Live Streaming,” Bala said.

“The participation to the event is free of charge but on a first come-first served basis,” she added.

Bala said the CSC webinar activity is pursuant to the Commission’s Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020, which contains the complete set of guidelines for implementing the AWA and CSC Resolution No. 2000540 or the “Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic”, which was promulgated last May 7, 2020.

The CSC earlier said government agencies can adopt multiple alternative work arrangements (AWA) during this time of the pandemic crisis. These include work-from-home arrangement, skeleton workforce, four-day or compressed workweek, and staggered working hours.

“An agency may also adopt work arrangements consisting of a combination of these, or other work arrangements appropriate and applicable to the agency considering the prevailing community quarantine in the area where it is located and the nature of work performed by its employees,” it said.