Biden Forces Workers Back Into The Office

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( – President Biden has pushed for federal employees to stop working from home and return to their offices following the end of the pandemic.

The White House is aggressively pushing against remote jobs after a recent report from a Government Accountability Office showed that in around 17 out of the 24 federal agencies, 25 percent or less of their headquarters building capacity was in use. Last week cabinet members received an email that was pushing for them to call all their federal workers back to the office. However, there are also some senior administration officials, such as former Labor Secretary Marty Walsh who had never completely relocated to Washington, D.C.

Jeff Zients, the White House Chief of Staff argued that they were going to go back to an in-person work structure which was going to be integral for their teams and would allow them to have better results for the American people. He added that following the end of the pandemic, agencies were required to increase the number of members in their team that were going to be working in-person. He added that this was one of President Biden’s top priorities and that they would like to see the shift to in-person implemented by September and October.

Zients added that while they were not requiring that remote work be completely eliminated, they were looking for a more flexible work model where people could work from home, but would also join the in-person team to help build a stronger bond between team members.

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