14 February 2022 Parliamentary Replies

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on flexible work arrangements for civil servants who are unable to work from home

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on flexible work arrangements for civil servants who are unable to work from home

Parliamentary Sitting: 14 February 2022

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis: To ask the Prime Minister (a) what is the current number and percentage of civil servants who are deemed to be unable to work from home based on their job functions; (b) whether these civil servants are eligible for flexible work arrangements (FWAs); and (c) if so, what do these encompass.

Written Reply by Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service.

Some 60% of the civil service are in frontline functions, such as schools or the uniformed services agencies, which are not suited to be performed from home on a sustained basis.

However, where operationally feasible, Public Service agencies can exercise flexibility and discuss Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) with these officers. These include part-time work arrangements and flexi-hours, which can support officers in balancing their work and personal circumstances.