Teleworking from abroad : what – who – when – how ?

Teleworking from abroad is an hot subject for many of us especially now that holydays are approaching. Some of the questions raised are: can I make use of this possibility? For how many days? Under which conditions?

DG HR met the Staff Committee recently to clarify some aspects of this option offered by the new Decision on working Time and Hybrid Working.

These are the main alternatives to apply for teleworking from abroad:

  1. 10 days per year for each staff member. To take those days, you only need to agree with your manager on the dates.  There is no more obligation to combine this with annual leave. You can telework from everywhere, not necessarily from your place of origin. Just make sure that you have a good connection.
  2. 1 month (renewable) for exceptional circumstances. This option is conditional on health or family problems. Some examples: joining your spouse living in another country or taking care of old parents is not considered as an exceptional circumstance. However, a sudden change in the health of old parents entailing an evolution or an event where your presence is needed (i.e. an arrangement should be put in place) then this is considered as an exceptional circumstance. For that you need to provide a medical report. Another example could be to accompany a child when changing school in another country due to special difficulties. These are just two examples. There can be more. DG HR will evaluate these exceptional circumstances. For more information
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