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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

'No work, no pay!'- Deputy Gov to civil servants working from home

Said public officers working from home will be monitored.

When the public sector resumes operations from Monday, May 4, 2020, some essential officers will be returning to their physical offices while others will find working from home the 'new regular'.

According to Deputy Governor, Mr David D. Archer Jr; however, working from home does not mean productivity will not be monitored.

"We want to be extremely accountable during this time to make sure that when you are supposed to be working you're not sleeping or you're not playing," he said on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, during a live update on Facebook.

Mr Archer Jr said government workers will also be required to take a register which records the time put in and the task performed on the job.

According to the Governor, technology such as teleconferencing and other digital communication mediums will also be utilised to serve clients and help the sector progress.


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He said while technological systems have some limitations, he called virtual meetings 'too effective', noting that requests are now being made for virtual meetings to be held at 09:00pm and even as late as 12:00am.

"We do have a system of accountability so that we can ensure that we are getting value for money and our clients are being served well," he said.

The Governor said those who report to work on Monday will work from 8:00am to 12:30pm in keeping with the 1:00pm - 6:00am curfew in the Territory.

"No work, no pay," he said will be the mandate from Monday onwards.

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