Uber lets office staff work up to half their time from anywhere -source
June 28 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) will allow employees to work half their hours whenever they want as part of its revamped return to office strategy, the transportation applications company plans to announce Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
In one of the most flexible policies offered to date by a major US tech company as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Uber plans to say that those who work in offices should spend at least 50% of their time there. their time.
But unlike many other companies, the policy doesn’t mean at least three days a week in the office, the source said. Instead, workers can show up five days a week and zero the following week.
The plan is a reversal from April, when Uber said that starting in September, “employees can work from home up to two days a week, but clearly expecting them to come as well. in the office three days a week “.
When working remotely, employees can be anywhere, including home, family, or even more exotic locations. They will be encouraged to try and work away from their usual home for four weeks a year, the source said.
The company is also expected to announce on Tuesday that it will begin allowing more employees to work remotely on a permanent basis.
Online media outlet Insider first reported details of the plan on Monday.
Reporting by Paresh Dave; Editing by Christopher Cushing
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