In what is no doubt a rarity, a Democratic mayor has sided with House Republicans in opposing the Biden administration’s liberal telework policies for federal employees because of the economic toll they are inflicting on Washington, DC.
OPM has issued new 2022 dismissal and closure procedures for federal employees heading into the winter season.
President Biden said in his State of the Union address that he wants federal employees to resume in-person work in greater numbers. So far, that has not happened, and more people are starting to ask why.
A Defense Department employee who refused to go into the office and refused to telework was removed for Absence Without Leave (AWOL).
Legislation has been reintroduced to permanently expand telework in the federal government.
Recently introduced legislation would put the brakes on the Biden administration’s effort to permanently expand telework for federal employees.
President Biden promised federal employees would begin to wind down expanded telework. Two lawmakers are asking why it is not happening.
A majority of FedSmith readers still say it’s too soon to return to in-person work, but the sentiment is not as strong as it was earlier this year.