The Office of Personnel Management is working on new guidance on locality pay. Remote work and the pandemic could make the agency rethink who gets paid what to work where.
- Former Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon said the federal government should update its way of determining employee pay to catch up with the rest of the world, coupling occupation and locality.
- Pon said with over 73% of the federal government teleworking, it is important to consider the availability of jobs that can be moved to a remote location.
- Pon said the Office of Personnel Management can take a leadership role in the many great ideas pertaining to telework that are coming out of the pandemic.