Return to the office in hybrid format for federal public servants
Several downtown office owners have sublet them in recent months, while the vast majority of their employees continue to favor teleworking.
The last federal public servants still working from home begin the transition to hybrid work on Monday. All departments had to get their employees back to the office at least two to three days a week before the end of March, or face potential penalties.
This back-to-office plan was necessary because of the inconsistencies generated in the telework policies of the various federal departments, estimates Ottawa. The hybrid formula would correct these shortcomings according to the federal government, although the latter has not provided any figures or data on the positive effects of the combination of face-to-face work and telework.
This decision has been poorly received by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which believes that the lack of published data on the need to return to the office two to three times a week is confusing its members.