Federal agencies have under a month to submit their final return-to-office plans for remote employees. The July 19 deadline applies to workforce safety plans too.
- Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said many employees are anxious about returning to the workplace, citing concerns related to children in school, face masks and other topics.
- Reardon said agencies should encourage employees to get vaccinated and should clarify policies for mask wearing, telework, work schedules, travel policies, leave and treatment of high-risk employees.
- Reardon said agencies should consult with the National Treasury Employees Union and similar resources as required by the Office of Management and Budget.