With certain parts of the country still in various states of quarantine, telecommuting is likely to remain an option for companies and government agencies. The DICT’s (Department of Information and Communications Technology) Work from Home website is now live for government workers.
The site is meant to provide work-from-home (WFH) government workers with remote work tools, tips, and other learning materials and resources to enrich digital literacy and build ICT knowledge for the duration of the public health emergency and while there is still a need for lockdowns.
According to the DICT, the Work From Home features content that “complements the continuing objective of the recently concluded National ICT Month 2020 to maximize ICT for the new normal through various digitalization initiatives, strategies, and best practices.”
“We encourage our government employees to visit the website and find the right resources to help guide them transition into a remote working lifestyle,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said in a media advisory.
Virtual working environment
Among other content, the website features instructions on how government employees can avail of various telecommuting software for video conferencing, document processing, e-mail, and digital certificates.
It aims to help government employees manage the new virtual working environment in accordance with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) memorandum that provides guidelines for implementing alternative work arrangements for government employees affected by the community quarantine.
The website is set to be updated regularly and was created at no additional cost to the government. DICT said “its creation complements the public health management measures of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) in its objectives to address the COVID-19 pandemic.”