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Half of federal government staff to return to offices from Sunday next

The increase in staffing numbers follows 30% of staff returning to their offices last week

Half of federal government staff to return to offices from Sunday next

A flexible attendance system is to be applied to ensure the safety of all employees upon arrival at and exiting from their offices.

UAE government will increase the number of workers in its offices to 50% from Sunday next, June 7. 

The increase in staffing numbers follows 30% of staff returning to their offices last week. 

"The moves falls within the efforts to restore normalcy of government work and the gradual return of employees and services," the government said, in a statement on news agency WAM.

The decision identifies the categories to be exempted from returning to offices, who will continue to work remotely. These include pregnant women, people of determination, people with compromised immunity and chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetics, provided they have approved medical reports confirming their illnesses.

Also exempt are elderly employees and female employees catering for children in grade 9 and below and children of determination whose conditions entail constant care. Also excluded are employees in shared accommodation with people who are most susceptible to health risks and are in constant contact with them.

The statement said a flexible attendance system is to be applied to ensure the safety of all employees upon arrival at and exiting from their offices.

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