According to a memo viewed by Reuters, JPMorgan And Citi Bank have offered its workers the option to work from home for the first two weeks of 2022.
The workers are expected to return to their offices no later than Feb 1st. Here’s what the JP Morgan memo said:
“With the increase in holiday travel and gatherings, we are allowing for more flexibility during the first two weeks of January to work from home (if your role allows) at your manager’s discretion.”
Citigroup has similarly requested that its employees work from home for the first few weeks of 2022, according to a source familiar with the situation.
On Dec. 15, the bank told its New York City workers that they may work from home if they could make it through the holidays.
Banks in the United States have been more proactive than other companies in encouraging staff to return to work, but due to the quick spread of the Omicron coronavirus variety, such strategies have come under increased scrutiny.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. told unvaccinated employees in Manhattan to work from home earlier this month, while reducing mask rules for vaccinated employees working in its Manhattan offices.
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