Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
104. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his Department has adopted the Workplace Relations Commission Code of Conduct on the Right to Disconnect; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53813/21]
My Department views the right to disconnect as essential in supporting the wellbeing and work-life balance of our colleagues. The Department is fully compliant with the obligations under the Organisation of Working Time Act and has taken careful note of the Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect.
Once this Framework is published, my Department will be introducing our Departmental Blended Working Policy which will focus inter alia on promoting achievement of Departmental strategies and service delivery alongside wellbeing, work-life balance and the right to disconnect.