(someone) has been instructed to (do something)

This phrase describes something that people in authority have told someone to do:

I've been instructed to report tomorrow morning at 9:00 for jury duty.

Our situation is really desperate at work. All the managers have been instructed to start going down the list of their employees and looking for places where they can make cuts.

This is a formal and official-sounding expression.

This phrase appears in these lessons: