Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Prime Minister (a) what is the current number and percentage of civil servants who are deemed to be unable to work from home based on their job functions; (b) whether these civil servants are eligible for flexible work arrangements (FWAs); and (c) if so, what do these encompass.
Mr Chan Chun Sing (for the Prime Minister): Some 60% of the civil service are in frontline functions, such as schools or the uniformed services agencies, which are not suited to be performed from home on a sustained basis.
However, where operationally feasible, Public Service agencies can exercise flexibility and discuss Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs) with these officers. These include part-time work arrangements and flexi-hours, which can support officers in balancing their work and personal circumstances.
Prime Minister’s Office
14 February 2022