Teleworking

Progress made…

  • Teleworking is now possible, in principle, in the interest of the service, and everyone, apart from a very restrictive list of jobs, may have recourse to it;
  • Occasional telework goes from 30 to 60 days a year, which leaves a lot more flexibility;
  • Structural teleworking allows for more flexible work formulas that can go as far as a 2-week, 3/2-day scheme;
  • The IT infrastructure has been updated to handle all requests;
  • In case of illness, no one can be forced to telework.

R&D requests to:

  • harmonize practices within DGs and put in place procedures to redress inequalities and correct abuses;
  • be vigilant about the restrictions;
  • ensure that teleworking does not become the bargaining chip for the transition to open space as the OIB seems to believe;
  • avoid the use of this scheme by the medical service for colleagues who are absent;
  • include this component in the next Staff Survey .