The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has allowed only 10% of those in management and supervisory posts to work from the office but for a limited time.
Workers doing accounts, finance, administration, legal, planning and ICT and will be allowed to be in the office for four hours only starting from 10am to 2pm for three days a week.
Following the government work from home (WFH) directive on Tuesday (20 October), the decision was made after taking into account the industry needs to have a limited amount of workers to be on site.
Its minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said this latest directive instructing employees both in public and private sectors at the management and supervisory levels in areas under CMCO to work from home starting Thursday (22 October).
“The companies are not required to submit applications for their staff but must issue approval letters for employees who are allowed to work throughout the CMCO to travel and to issue a suitable guideline for respective companies,” he said in a statement.
Azmin added that the government will continue working with the private sector and industries in an effort to improve the work from home implementation in line with the “new normal” by using the latest technology and online applications.
“The ministry will continue its monitoring and strict enforcement to ensure the adherence and implementation of the new standard operating procedures among industry players,” he said.
Following feedback from the industry, a total of 776,135 or 25 per cent from the 3.1 million workers are in the management and supervisory levels and listed as mandatory to work from home by the National Security Council, Azmin said.