Jakarta – The government has said that civil servants will be allowed to work from home in compliance with Jakarta's decision to reimpose full large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) starting Monday.
"With the implementation of PSBB, the government's agencies must enact a full working from home policy," Administration and Bureaucracy Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said.
However, Tjahjo said there should be work shifts that require 10 to 25 percent of civil servants to take turns performing their duties at their respective offices in some ministries, agencies and local administrations.
"Some agencies might need their employees to be present [at the office] to serve the people directly" he said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
One of the state institutions, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), will also adjust its working hours adhering to the PSBB policy.
"Of course we will adjust to the prevailing regulation that is PSBB," KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri said.
The antigraft agency is currently imposing a work system in which half of the employees work from home and the others work from the office.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the capital would reimpose PSBB measures starting Monday after weeks of easing restrictions contributed to a rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the city.
All non-essential sectors in Jakarta must work from home, dine-in will not be allowed in restaurants, tourist destinations will be closed and large gatherings are banned. (aly)