Work-Life Programme

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Resources for Companies

Work-Life Grant (WLG) for flexible work arrangements

The Work-Life Grant aims to incentivise companies to sustain the use of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) for all employees, to create work-life harmony at the workplace.​

The Work-Life Grant comprises 2 components:

  • ​FWA Incentive
Incentivise companies to sustain implementation of FWAs for their local employees.
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  • Job Sharing Incentive
Incentivise employers to implement job sharing for employees at PMET-level with gross monthly salary of at least $3,600, before job sharing arrangement.

You can tap on one or both components.​

Types of FWAs​
The FWAs recognised for this grant include flexi-load, flexi-place and flexi-time. Other FWAs may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Employees using the FWAs must be working on a regular basis, i.e. not ad-hoc or casual employees.

FWA Incentive
The FWA Incentive encourages you to support employees who adopt FWAs.

Amount            Up to $70,000 per company over 2 years.
Computation (yearly)   $2,000 per local employee per year, who is a regular user of FWAs.

Requirements
The incentive should be used to:​
  • Nurture and further workplace cultures that support better work-life harmony.
  • Put in place FWA measures that prevent further spread of COVID-19 (i.e. work-from-home and staggered hours).
To receive subsequent tranches of payouts, your company needs to sustain the work-life practices at your workplace.

In addition:

  • Given the COVID-19 situation and MOM’s intent to encourage companies to offer work-from-home and staggered hours arrangements beyond periods where it is mandatory to do so, an enhanced WLG criteria is available for companies to apply for expedited support.
  • Compa​nies will be eligible to receive the FWA Incentive if the employee (Singapore citizen or PR) adopts work-from-home arrangements daily for at least one month.
    • If work-from-home cannot be practiced, staggered hours work arrangements would be eligible for FWA Incentive.

    • ​This enhanced criteria is only valid during periods where companies are not mandated to offer work-from-home and staggered-hours arrangements (e.g. after period of circuit breaker measures). Applications for the enhanced criteria will be open from 20 Apr 2020.

  • ​Companies are required to adopt the Tripartite Standard ​on FWAs at point of claim, as part of the Work-Life Grant to better attract and retain talent and improve the productivity of their workforce. Companies are also required to commit to their staff, that they will accede to all requests for FWAs when it is reasonably practicable to do so.​
  • Companies can only claim for regular employees on permanent or a minimum employment contract term of 12 months. You cannot claim for casual or temporary employees.

FAQs on the enhanced eligibility criteria during the COVID-19 situation​.​

Tripartite Advisory on Flexible Work Arrangements - Tips to implement Flexible Work Arrangements in your workplace: H​ER​E​

Watch how a Singapore SME implemented flexible work arrangements with the help of WorkPro

For more details on WorkPro, please click here.

Resources for Working Parents

Do you wish that you work in a work-lif​e friendly company?​

Some workplaces in Singapore have implemented different flexible workplace arrangements such as:

• Flexi-Time

• Flexi-Place

• Flexi-Load (part-time work, job-sharing)

You should check with your employer if these arrangements are available to you. If there are no formal arrangements, here's a quick guide on how you can approach your employer:​

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How to Get Your Company to be Family-Friendly

 To find out more about our programmes or if you need any workplace-related advice, connect with us in the following ways at ufamily@ntuc.org.sg.​

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