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The provincial government has allowed a 4-day work week for its regular personnel except those assigned in frontline agencies.

In a Memorandum Order No. 107 dated May 14, Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez said that this scheme is also based on the Memorandum Circular No. 10 of Civil Service Commission or the ‘Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanics for Workers in the Government during the period of State of National Emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic.’

According to the memo, a 4-day or compressed workweek and similar arrangements will be implemented except for personnel of Rescue 165, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, hospital personnel and medical practitioners.

“The four-day (compressed) work week and other alternative work arrangements shall be effective on May 18 and until the duration of public health emergency and upon revocation or order from the Civil Service Commission,” Alvarez said.

Pregnant and those with pre-existing medical conditions are also advised to render work at home. (with a report from Genn Magdayao)