The Government Publishing Office (GPO) will allow one-third of its workforce to work remotely full time. The policy aims to boost productivity, recruitment and retention at GPO, GovExec reports.
- Dan Mielke, chief human capital officer at GPO, said the policy affects just over 500 employees and that they are generally very enthusiastic and excited about it.
- Two-thirds of GPO employees must be physically present due to the nature of their work, but the tasks that can be performed remotely are increasing and most of the agency’s work is moving online, said Mielke.
- Mielke advised federal agencies to keep the remote work option if it was successful during the pandemic and to address the concerns of supervisors and employees.