MITI: Employees only work four hours, three days a week in office

by HARIZAH KAMEL /TMR PIX
 
THE International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) has agreed to allow a maximum of 10% of employees involved in accounting, finance, administration, law, planning and ICT to be in office for four hours only from 10 am to 2 pm for three days a week. 
 
MITI’s minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the move was made taking into account the needs of the industry which requires the presence of a small number of management and supervisory level employees. 
 
He said companies do not need to submit applications for this purpose but that employers only need to issue a travel release letter for each employee who is allowed to work during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period. 
 
“MITI will immediately implement the National Security Council’s decision for the industry to introduce a Work From Home (WFH) policy for management and supervisory staff as a measure to reduce the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 pandemic especially in areas undergoing CMCO,” he said in a statement today.  
 
He also stated that employers need to set appropriate WFH guidelines according to the needs of their respective companies.