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The Civil Service Bureau holds an introductory workshop on the implementation of the pilot period of the government work from home policy

02.10.2019

The Civil Service Bureau holds an introductory workshop on the implementation of the pilot period of the government work from home policy

 

Juffair- Civil Service Bureau

The Civil Service Bureau held an introductory workshop for directors and heads of human and financial resources in government entities, concerning the implementation of the pilot period of the government work from home policy, after its approval by the Coordinating Committee chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister.

 

The Work from Home policy is one of the winning projects in the "Fikra" Government Innovation Competition, launched by the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister, in the belief of the government in partnership and development, and in order to stimulate creativity and innovation among government employees.

The President of the Civil Service Bureau, Mr. Ahmed bin Zayed Al-Zayed confirmed that the government work from home policy will be implemented according to the conditions and controls set in advance, to allow employees to carry out their functions and duties from different locations from the place of work, at the request of the competent authority and the approval of the Civil Service Bureau.

Mr. Ahmed bin Zayed Al-Zayed Clarified that the objective of the policy is to create a balance between work interests and employee needs, increase productivity and speed of service delivery, as well as increase job satisfaction and employee loyalty, excellence and innovation in government work.

For his part, Mr. Saad Mubarak Al-Nufaiei, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, explained during the workshop that the policy of government work from home applies to certain functions determined by the Civil Service Bureau for all government entities subject to the Civil Service Law.

Furthermore, permission to work from home is granted at the request of the competent authority with the approval of the Civil Service Bureau and the agreement of the parties to the agreement. The workplace should be from home or from different locations according to the tasks assigned to the employee. Moreover, employees' determined tasks, responsibilities and performance will be monitored and evaluated continuously.

Mr. Saad Mubarak Al-Nufaiei added that employees should abide by the terms of the government work from home policy agreement, and maintain the confidentiality of information. Furthermore, employees should commit to attend to the workplace when asked to do so whether for meetings or to follow the progress of work, and provide the necessary assistance to the direct supervisor. In addition, employees should communicate effectively with direct supervisors and colleagues, and respond to all communications and provide all the required work immediately.

The Director of Policies and Regulatory Affairs assured that the Civil Service Bureau is ready to provide opinion and technical advice to government entities regarding the implementation of the pilot period of the policy. The Civil Service Bureau will also review work-from-home applications to ensure that they meet the rules and regulations of the agreement in order to improve government work and develop its quality and outputs in accordance with the principles of Bahrain Vision 2030.