Newsletter editorial – 18-12-2020

Welcome to the last Generation 2004 Newsletter of 2020. And to the end of week 40 of telework for most of us.

Since our last instalment the details of the partial reimbursement of an office chair and screen have become clearer, but there appears to be a second scheme planned, how does this fit with what’s already being done: is it backwards compatible?

The Junior Professionals Programme has been extended to include contract agents (CAs), but our look at the eligibility criteria suggests that it’s less inclusive than it seems.

No general return to the office is planned for the foreseeable future, but when it does happen (and it will!) we need to be sure that we don’t return to office space which has been reconfigured in our absence and without our input.

We also provide information on the (even further!) extended deadline for local agents (LAs) to agree new working conditions and point out a couple of pitfalls.

We take a look at the responses you provided to our survey on teleworking from abroad and list some tasks it’s worthwhile getting done this side of the Christmas and New Year break.

So, that’s it for 2020, which, despite not knowing what 2021 will provide, we are only too eager to see it behind us! Take care and enjoy reading!

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