HCMC considers remote work for state workers

By Le Tuyet   October 16, 2023 | 12:01 am PT
HCMC considers remote work for state workers
State workers at the People's Committee office of Thu Duc City, HCMC, August 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Ho Chi Minh City's authorities are working on a plan to let civil servants whose daily work does not involve meeting with people register to work from home.

The HCMC Institute for Development Studies is now in charge of building the plan and completing it within this year, as ordered by the city People's Committee.

The is part of a project to optimize the city's civil service in 2024-2030 to better serve more than 10 million citizens and over 300,000 companies.

To do so, HCMC will boost the application of advanced technologies and have certain civil servants work remotely on a pilot basis.

They will be staff in charge of processing paperwork and not those who directly meet with people or businesses.

Several state agencies in the city had already applied the work-from-home mode under Covid restrictions.

By late last year, HCMC had a total of 19,059 state workers on its payrolls.

There are currently no figures on how many of them hold positions applicable for remote work.

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