Home Office group

COVID-19: UPDATES

Please visit this page regularly. All updates on COVID-19 can be found under latest news.

PCS has been in regular discussions with the Home Office and its agencies and guidance to address Covid-19 issues is being written and rewritten as the situation has escalated.  We have now reached the point where change to our day-to-day lives, including our working lives, is significant, with restrictions likely to be in place for some time. 

BREAKING NEWS:

Covid-19 Can employees refuse to attend the workplace?

Latest Briefing on HMPO Developments

PCS calls for an immediate halt to HMPO Staff returning to work

Pressure builds on HMPO to send staff home 

Further answers can be found on the Home Office FAQs on the employer's intranet. Please check these regularly as they are updated almost daily. If you don’t have access request a copy from your line manager or HR. Ask that you are sent an updated copy each time these are updated.

Details of local reps can be found on the branch contacts page

Like many members there are a number of PCS reps not in work or without access to their employer emails. Please be patient as PCS reps may not be able to respond straight away.

If you can’t get hold of a local PCS rep contact the group office on homeofficegroup@pcs.org.uk who will attempt to put you in touch with an appropriate PCS rep.

Ensure your personal details are up to date on PCS Digital. It’s important we have an up to date personal email and mobile number.

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The PCS Home Office group is composed of all those union members who are either employees, or agency workers/contractors undertaking work for:

  • Home Office such as Casework; Border Force; Enforcement
  • Passport Office (HMPO)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
  • Security Industry Authority (SIA) 
  • Office of Immigration Services Commissioner

In addition, have trade union recognition agreements with the following outsourced companies engaged on Home Office contracts:

  • Sopra Steria - HMPO Contract
  • HGS and CGI - DBS Contract

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