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

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