IBM broadcasts US staff that they may return to the workplace in September
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According to a memo sent to employees by hiring manager Nickle LaMoreaux this week, IBM’s US employees will return to the office in the week of September 7th.
In the memo, which was viewed by CNBC, LaMoreaux said IBM was working on protocols to allow fully vaccinated employees to work in the office without masks. In addition, according to LaMoreaux, IBM is working on health and safety logs for business trips and meetings with customers outside the company.
The memo did not specify whether or not employees would have the option to continue working remotely either full-time or part-time, but IBM said that IBM “has traditional practices and guidelines in support of work-life balance that to be continued even when we return to the office. “
The return to work plan only applies to IBM employees in the US, where Covid-19 cases have dropped dramatically in recent months amid a massive vaccination campaign across the country. IBM operates in 175 countries.
Facebook also clarified its work plans after the pandemic on Wednesday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said most employees are allowed to work remotely if their jobs don’t require them to be in the office.
– CNBC’s Hugh Son contributed to this report.