Some big private sector companies are putting out policies and requirements for bringing employees back to the office. Many are looking at bringing some employees back after Memorial Day and bringing most people back after Labor Day.
- Ron Sanders, Staff Director at Cyber Florida, said the private sector guidance makes sense, but exact plans at federal agencies must be determined on an individual office basis.
- Dan Blair, former Deputy Director at the Office of Personnel Management, said he believes leaders at agencies should be the first to go back to the office and that communication will be critical.
- Sanders and Blair agree that the “new normal” involves remote work; Sanders said offices that adopt remote recruiting and retention policies will probably be more competitive.