Uber today notified employees that it will extend its work from home policy through September 13.
“In considering the extension, we took into account the latest scientific data and experts’ views; the fact that different countries are at different stages of recovery; and the start of the school year,” Uber Chief People Officer Nikki Krishnamurthy wrote to employees in an email viewed by TechCrunch. “[…] We know that some CommOps, IT, or other roles require physical presence in an office, so please continue to work within the policies your teams have developed—however, as always, we won’t force anyone to go into the office if they have medical concerns.”
Uber is also encouraging employees to get vaccinated when it’s possible to do so. In the email, Krishnamurthy said Uber employees will be able to take time off in order to get vaccinated.
In August, Uber notified employees that they should expect to work from home through June 2021. As for other tech companies, Google in July extended its work from home policy through the end of June 2021, while Facebook in August extended its remote-work policy until July 2021.
Post-COVID, Uber will likely have a hybrid work model, Krishnamurthy said, but it’s still a work in progress.
“We’re taking a number of aspects into consideration, such as how being physically together benefits or reduces productivity, collaboration, and engagement,” she wrote. “We’ll update you on where things stand in a few weeks, and along the way as we make progress.”
An earlier version of this story misspelled Krishnamurthy’s last name.