The Civil Service After Covid: Navigating the Return to Work

This roundtable, supported by SAP Concur, will examine the ways in which the coronavirus crisis has changed the way we work as a society, and how the civil service can adapt in a way that accounts for both the health and safety of civil servants and the operational challenges associated with new working methods.

During the crisis, an unprecedented number of civil servants switched to home-working. Now, as society begins to open up again, safely managing employees' return to work is of vital importance to managers.

How do we bring people back together without compromising their health? How will 'the new normal' of flexible and home-working affect the working patterns of the future? And how do we manage these transitions effectively and without overspending or sacrificing productivity?

Potential discussion points:

  • The new era of flexible working and what this means for the civil service
  • The renewed emphasis on duty of care, and how to bring civil servants back to work without compromising their health
  • The logistics of returning staff to the office (including a staggered return, or socially distanced office environments)
  • How different ways of working affect departmental budgets
  • The impact of flexible working on travel expenses, and how the civil service can continue to save money even as employee expenses start to rise again
  • Changes that can be made to expense policies to cater for the new normal

The discussion will take place virtually on Thursday 24th September from 11:00 to 12:30.

Places are limited, so please reserve your place promptly to avoid disappointment. To register your interest please click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Diane Rolland at

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30
Virtual Event
United Kingdom

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