A joint initiative by the DTI, unions and employer organisations has led to the publication of guidance on teleworking within the public sector.
Teleworking in the public sector has increased staff satisfaction and boosted retention rates, and lead to enhanced productivity.
The CBI, TUC and CEEP UK (the Centre for European Enterprises with Public Participation and Services of General Interest), collaborated with the DTI to produce the guide.
Charles Nolda, executive director of the Employers' Organisation for Local Government (EO) and CEEP UK’s representative said: “We can rightly be proud of the constructive way in which this guidance has been drafted and to be among the first countries to implement this European accord. It will provide a useful tool for organisations considering developing their teleworking practices.”
The full text of the teleworking guidance is available on the EO website: www.lg-employers.gov.uk/relations/ceep/
Current members of CEEP UK
• The National Association of Regional Employers
• The Employers’ Organisation for Local Government.
• The Local Government Association
• The Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• The NHS Executive
• The Cabinet Office
• Transport for London
The Society of Chief Personnel Officers is an associate member.