The White House is set to transition to in-person work in July, an official confirmed to Insider, marking yet another milestone in the US fight against COVID-19.
A memo sent to the White House Office and and Office of the Vice President, which was first reported by Axios, said employees “will transition to full time on campus work during the window of July 6 to July 23.” The memo also said, “Any staffer with an extenuating circumstance that makes working in person not possible may, in consultation with their manager, continue to work remotely until those circumstances change.”
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Most White House employees—about 80-90%—have been working from home since President Joe Biden took office in January, the source estimated to Forbes. On January 25, the Office of Management and Budget urged employees to make “every effort” to work remotely and restricted the number of workers allowed in federal buildings to 25%.
The staffing arrangement was a departure from the Trump administration, which had more employees working in-person. About 60% all federal employees reported working remotely during the “peak of the pandemic” last year in the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
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ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
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