The debate on whether or not to maintain telework has reached the General State Administration. And the Government is placed on the side of those who bet on the return to the presence. The Civil Service has already communicated to the unions that it states that all State officials and employees return to their jobs on October 1. AND proposes limiting teleworking to 20% of weekly hours, with the possibility of accumulating them and working remotely one day.
The advance of vaccination and the improvement of the health situation are the arguments with which the Government justifies this proposal that They see it necessary to guarantee citizens’ access to public services, they explain from the Ministry of Finance. In fact, the proposal sent to the unions contemplates that the mandatory prior appointment system to be attended will cease to be in force on December 31.
The return to work in person will be for all officials of the General State Administration, except those who are in a situation of mandatory quarantine and those who have a situation “especially sensitive due to immunodeficiency or are under treatment for cancer.” And each department will be able to adapt this reincorporation according to its needs to comply with the sanitary guidelines.
The unions reject the proposal of public function outright. “It’s disrespectful” he says Begoña Gil, CSIF spokesperson who, like the UGT, accuses the Government of failing to comply with the agreement they signed last April, which in article 15 establishes that “the general mode of teleworking will consist of two days of face-to-face mode and three in the mode of telecommuting”. Government sources assure that maintain the commitment to legislate telework in the public administration by means of a royal decree that will be approved in the coming months.