PwC, the global consulting and accounting firm, will offer all of its 40,000 client-services staff in the U.S. the option to work remotely on a permanent basis, according to a report by Reuters.
Employees also may work and live anywhere, the news service said, citing an internal company memo.
PwC employees who choose to work virtually still must come into the office a maximum of three days a month for in-person appointments such as critical team meetings, client visits and learning sessions, the report added.
“We have learned a ton through the pandemic, and working virtually, as we think about the evolution of flexibility, is a natural next step,” PwC Deputy People Leader Yolanda Seals-Coffield told Reuters in an interview. “If you are an employee in good standing, are in client services, and want to work virtually, you can, full stop.”
Still, employees who opt to telecommute full-time from a lower-cost location will face a pay cut, she added.