Civil service: the Court of Auditors’ avenues for taking advantage of telework

Posted Nov 27, 2022, 10:00 AMUpdated on Nov. 27, 2022 at 10:52 a.m.

Introduced in theory in 2012 by the so-called Sauvadet law but which actually came into force in 2015, teleworking has long remained marginal in the public service. The Covid epidemic changed the situation and on July 13, 2021, at the end of the crisis, an agreement was signed with the unions of civil servants requiring employers to negotiate or renegotiate their remote working arrangements, which can go up to three days.

The change in scale is obvious, confirms a statistical study on 2021 just published by the Ministry of the Public Service. It figures at 19% the share of civil servants who telework, excluding teachers. Or 3 points less than in the private sector. However, this proportion covers very different situations depending on the public functions, linked to the specificities of the professions exercised with a rate of only 4% in hospitals, 16% in local authorities and 37% within the State.

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