IBM tells US employees they will return to office in September

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IBM’s US employees will return to the office the week of Sept. 7, according to a memo sent to staff this week by Human Resources Director Nickle LaMoreaux.

In the memo, which was seen by CNBC, LaMoreaux said IBM is working on protocols for fully vaccinated employees to work in the office without masks. Additionally, LaMoreaux said IBM is working on health and safety protocols for business trips and meetings with clients outside the company.

The memo did not specify whether employees will have the option to continue remote work either full-time or part-time, but said IBM has “long-established policies and practices that support work-life balance, that will continue when we return to the office. “

The back-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.

Also on Wednesday, Facebook clarified its post-pandemic work plans. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said most employees would be allowed to work remotely if their jobs didn’t require them to be in the office.

– CNBC’s Hugh Son contributed to this report.

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