The provincial government of Palawan implemented a 4-day workweek among government employees, in its bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Governor Jose Alvarez, in Executive Order No. 40 issued on Monday, reduced to four the number of workdays per week of all employees and staff of the provincial Capitol.

“Heads of offices shall implement shifting of employees in order to cover the workdays from Monday to Friday,” he said.

However, the work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Some employees were also allowed to continue their regular schedule “due to compelling reasons”.

The alternative work arrangement shall be effective during the State of Public Health Emergency and upon revocation by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

CSC issued last week’s Memorandum Circular No. 07-2020, pursuant to Proclamation No. 922, providing the guidelines for the implementation of the alternative work arrangement.

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