Flexibility for civil servants in Cyprus

The Council of Ministers of Cyprus, at its meeting last week, approved a policy framework aimed at regulating flexible employment within the public service. This initiative aligns with the implementation of the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026. The Cypriot Ministry of Finance emphasized that the necessity for such regulation arose from the recent experiences of the pandemic, which underscored the critical importance of this issue.

The overarching objective of this flexible working regulation policy is to modernize the operations of the civil service while enhancing the work-life balance for its employees. It seeks to provide incentives, foster a supportive work environment, and ultimately better serve the public.

As part of this initiative, the cabinet decision under review introduces several key measures:

1. Mixed teleworking: This...

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