It’s 60% in office, 40% WFH for Sabah civil servants during lockdown


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah civil service and its various agencies are expected to function as usual with 60% in the office and 40% working from home during the two-week full lockdown beginning on Tuesday (June 1).

State secretary Datuk Seri Safar Untong said in a statement on Monday (May 31) the work scheduling should take into account essential services, welfare, safety and staff rotation.

The order applies to all state ministries, departments, statutory bodies, state agencies and local authorities.

Operations are to proceed as usual but with strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP) in all work areas.

Safar said the respective heads of department were empowered to determine the rotation of civil servants who need to be in the office and who will work from home.

He said it was mandatory for all state departments and agencies providing counter services to implement online applications and appointments to minimise the presence of customers at offices and government counters.

“Face-to-face meetings, courses, seminars and training are not permitted,” he added.

Department heads must ensure that SOPs are complied with so that there is no transmission of Covid-19 in the workplace, he said.

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