An article and three paragraphs to say – with a decree just signed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi – that from 15 October the ordinary way of working in the Public Administration returns to being that carried out in the presence. The administrations will have to ensure compliance with the containment health precautions related to the risk of contagion from the new coronavirus.
Brunetta: “The era of normality is beginning”
“With the signature of the Prime Minister Mario Draghi to the decree that stops agile work as an ordinary way of carrying out work in the Public Administration – commented Renato Brunetta, Minister for Public Administration in a note – the era of a new normality and the framework started with the extension of the green pass obligation to the whole world of work is completed: from 15 October public employees will be back in attendance, and safely ». The minister announced that with a subsequent ministerial decree, he will provide “operational indications so that the return to the offices is respectful of the measures to combat Covid-19 and consistent with the sustainability of the transport system”.
Government estimate: 320,000 employees still unvaccinated
Out of 3.2 million public employees, 320 thousand, therefore 10% of the entire audience, would not yet be vaccinated. It is the government’s estimate contained in the explanatory report that accompanies the Dpcm signed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi which establishes the return in the presence of public administration personnel starting from 15 October. Of the 3.2 million, 5.4% of the Italian population, the report says, those not required to vaccinate against Covid (i.e. excluding health, education, armed forces and police personnel) can be estimated at just over 900 thousand people. Of these, “those already vaccinated can be estimated at 583 thousand units”. Therefore, “it is possible to estimate that about 320 thousand public employees are not yet vaccinated, with extremely variable percentages from one territory to another”. In light of these numbers, the report continues, and “given the gradual but progressive increase in the number of vaccinated workers among the population of civil servants, the conditions exist for a gradual return to presence and safety”.
This is why it is necessary to return in attendance
In the report, the government also explains the reason for the need to return to attendance: “In the current historical and economic phase that the country is experiencing, it is necessary to support citizens and businesses in activities related to the development of production activities and the implementation of the NRP.” Therefore, “it is necessary to allow public administrations to operate to the maximum of their abilities” so that they can give “maximum support to the resumption of productive activities and to families”.
Negotiations continue for the renewal of public contracts
Minister Brunetta recalled that «in the meantime, negotiations are underway for the renewal of public contracts, which will guarantee, once concluded, a timely regulation of smart working. Furthermore, by January 31, 2022, each administration will have to submit the Integrated Plan of activities and organization, which will include the Pola for agile work. With the rules and with the organization, true smart working will finally be able to take off, structured, anchored to objectives and monitoring of results, which treasures the best aspects of the emergency experience and which ensures the efficiency of services, essential for supporting the recovery of the country, and the satisfaction of citizens and businesses: my beacon ».