FIFA administration
Football governance

FIFA adminis­tration

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Despite the impact of the pandemic on everyday working practices, with a renewed mission to make football truly global, the organisation continued to expand its workforce in 2020.

A new FIFA Team Handbook was launched digitally to define improved rules of play and working conditions for the administration, including more opportunities to work from home (mandatory, where possible, during the pandemic) and an extension of maternity leave from 14 to 16 weeks.

The new handbook also implements the HR & Services strategy of establishing a “new normal” by reducing the use of office space and modifying FIFA’s approach to travel, potentially reducing its carbon footprint in the process.