The Treasury is telling new workers that future work patterns will be split 50:50 between office work and remote work.
In interview with LinkedInNews in August, former Chief Secretary to The Treasury, Rishi Sunak was of the opinion that remote work could harm the careers of younger employees.
Three of the 16 jobs currently advertised by the Treasury mention that the majority of employees need to work in the office for about half of their work week.
The standard text says: “All staff follow government guidance on working from home during a pandemic. With the Covid-19 restrictions relaxed, most Treasury employees work in a hybrid pattern, averaging 2 to 2 per week. I spend 3 days (proportional distribution) in the office.
The three job posts that do not contain standard text are for Westminster-based program managers, “Administrator and Assistant Security Officer Apprentice” also in Westminster and policy adviser based in Westminster or Darlington.
According to Cabinet Officer Minister, Michael Gove, working in the office has “obvious productivity benefits.”
Conservative Rep. Steve Baker told the Treasury’s hybrid work plan: The Daily Telegraph Civil servants should take the initiative to “return” the country.
According to Mr Penman. the observations by Baker, Vice-Chair of the Conservative Covid Recovery Group, are typically the issues that are at central to the return-to-work debate.
“What has changed from ‘normal’, for those who are blindfolded, it’s just passed by,” Penman said on Twitter.
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