Uber today informed employees that it would expand its work from home policy from 13 September.
“Considering the detail, we kept in mind the latest scientific data and the views of experts; The fact is that different countries are in different stages of recovery; And the beginning of the school year, ”Uber Chief People Officer Nikki Krishnamurthy wrote to employees in an email seen by ClearTips. “[…] We are aware that some CommOps, IT, or other roles require a physical presence in an office, so please continue to work within the policies developed by your teams – however, as always, we can provide anyone with an office I will not be forced to go if they have medical concerns. “
Uber is encouraging employees to vaccinate when it is possible to do so. In the email, Krishnamurthy said that Uber employees would be able to take time off for vaccination.
In August, Uber informed employees that they should expect to work from home by June 2021. Like other tech companies, in July Google extended its work from home policy to the end of June 2021, while in August Facebook extended its remote-work policy to July 2021.
Krishnamurthy said that Post-COVID, Uber is likely to have a hybrid work model, but it is still a work.
“We are considering several aspects, such as being physically together reduces profit or productivity, collaboration and engagement,” she wrote. “We’ll update you on where things stand in a few weeks, and the way we progress.”
An earlier version of this story recalled Krishnamurti’s last name.