SC implements shifting, WFH arrangements amid rise in cases

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday announced a reduced on-site work capacity starting January 10.

In a memorandum, the high court said the reduction and modified work shifts are needed because of “the recent massive infection of personnel” which “may have been brought about by the reported highly transmissible Omicron variant”.

Under the latest scheme eyed to minimize close physical contact, one third of SC’s work force shall be required to physically report on Mondays and Tuesdays, another third on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the remaining third on Fridays and Saturdays.

Those not on-site are under work-from-home (WFH) arrangement.

Personal filing of initiatory pleadings before the SC was likewise ordered “discontinued until further orders”.

The SC earlier extended work suspension in its offices until Saturday to allow massive antigen testing of its employees and contact tracing.

Personnel of the Office of the Bar Chair and Office of the Bar Confidant involved in the 2020/2021 Bar examination on January 23 and 25 and personnel of the Judicial Records Office involved in e-filing are still required to report on-site, the court said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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