Staff working from home

Rose Calix made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Rose Calix

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Under the Official Information Act 1982, we are making this request.

We have learnt that a number of your staff are working from home and are only required to report to office once a fortnight, In this regard can you please provide how many to date are on that arrangement, what their roles are and how do you ensure the public that these officials are really working for the hours that we are paying them for. Is it also true that some of them are even claiming overtime pay, while working at the comforts of their home,

We are not against people working from home, but we just find that it is a ridiculous idea that a government public servant is only require to report to office once a fortnight. Is this a reflection that your working condition at the office is not safe at all, hence allowing your staff to work almost all the days of the month from the comforts of their home. Is this the example you want to set for other government agencies to follow, Is this practice aligned with SSCs expectations with regard to working from home?

Yours faithfully,

Rose Calix

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Tçnâ koe Rose,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 15 September 2020

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

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From: Helen McComb
Department of Internal Affairs

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Dear Rose


Please find attached the Department of Internal Affairs’ response to your
OIA request.





Helen McComb | Principal Advisor HR
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
Direct Dial: +64 4 494 0643 | [1] 




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