Capitol returning to 5-day workweek starting June

The Negros Occidental provincial government will resume its five-day workweek schedule starting June, Provincial Administrator Rayfrado Diaz said Wednesday, May 25.

A four-day workweek had been adopted by the Negros Occidental provincial government starting at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, where employees worked from home on Fridays.

The return to five days is being done to expedite work with the province and the country facing a lot of difficulties amid the rising prices in commodities, fuel, fertilizer and labor, Diaz said.

“We have so much to address and we need everybody on deck five days a week or even more,” he said.

They are also complying with the Commission on Audit Circular 2020-006 requiring the conduct of a one-time cleansing of properties and equipment owned by the province of Negros Occidental through an inventory, he added.

All local government units have been given three months to complete the inventory and the provincial government can meet the deadline if it returns to a five-day workweek, he said.*

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