This guidance has been prepared to support managers in managing home working.

It is important that employees recognise that although they may be at home, they are still expected to undertake relevant tasks. To assist with this, you should continue to review your current short term and longer term work plans to identify areas of work which can be taken forward remotely.

The pro-forma below has been developed to assist with this and can be used to ask team members to identify their top work priorities which they can do at home. For some areas, this may vary depending on whether other work locations are open.

Work planning

Where employees do not have sufficient priority work to do at home, it would be useful for employees to highlight the extent of their spare capacity.

When planning/allocating work to be taken forward from home, you should consider:

  • bringing forward areas of work, such as policy development, project work, review of internal processes etc.
  • identifying scheduled meetings and whether these can be conducted remotely or alternate arrangements can be put in place.
  • whether employees should complete relevant OLLE training. As a reminder, the current induction checklist includes details of OLLE training that all employees and managers are asked to complete.
  • Induction Checklist - First Day