Home office for public employees to reduce electricity demand

The national government ordered that On January 13 and 14, the workers of the national public sector carry out their tasks remotely starting at 12 with the objective of reduce electricity demand. The rule was published this Thursday in the Official Gazette and was signed by the president, Alberto Fernández, and the chief of staff, Juan Manzur.

But nevertheless, the heads of each agency can designate groups of essential workers who must attend to their jobs in person to guarantee service in the “critical areas” of community service.

“In order to reduce the consumption of electrical energy, on January 13 and 14, 2022, starting at 12 noon, the agents of all jurisdictions, agencies and entities of the National Public Sector must perform the provision of services through the modality of remote work provision, if this is possible, “says the decree.

Who will not be able to do “home office”

The areas of the State that were exempted from the two days of teleworking are those who perform tasks in the Malbrán Institute, the Federal Security Forces, the Armed Forces, the Federal Penitentiary Service, health personnel, the National Park Rangers, the Federal System of Fire Management, the National Directorate of Migration and the banking institutions and financial entities.

Heat wave and power outages

Argentina has been experiencing a heat wave since the beginning of the week that caused thermal sensations higher than 40º in the main urban centers. The National Meteorological Service announced that temperatures have begun to drop on Sunday, thanks to the arrival of a low pressure front.

In the midst of this situation, multiple power outages were recorded, especially in the City of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs.

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