Monday November 23, 2020

Civil servants to have ‘blended’ work options by end of 2021

The new hybrid model of working from both regional and central offices may succeed where decentralisation failed

22nd November, 2020
Maurice Buckley, executive chairman of the Office of Public Works: ‘I think the idea is that arrangements will be found by the end of 2021’ Picture: Bryan Meade

The government is planning to allow Dublin-based civil servants to work in new regional office hubs by the end of next year.

The Covid-19 restrictions mean that most civil servants are working from home, and this is expected to continue into next year.

The government is now looking at a “hybrid” model which would allow some civil servants to work for part of the week in regional departmental hubs close to their homes. They could...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

With just under six weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, businesses are braced for rocky times as the old way of doing things becomes a thing of the past

Aiden Corkery | 1 day ago

Comment: Our government’s missteps during the current pandemic mirror those made during the financial emergency a decade ago

Colin Murphy | 1 day ago

The former European Commissioner for Trade is set to join the London Speaker Bureau and could command high fees for attending events

Michael Brennan | 1 day ago