White House Orders Workers Back Into The Office

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(TargetLiberty.org) – On Friday, Jezz Zients, the White House chief of staff, called Cabinet officials to increase the number of in-person federal employees employed in each agency.

The letter was obtained by Axios, and within it, Zients had argued that an increase in in-person personnel was one of President Biden’s priorities.

Zients proceeded to state that they are looking to the fall and that as the pandemic health emergency has subsided federal teams should increase the number of in-person workers they have. He added that a shift to in-person would be his primary focus between September and October. He further argued that a return to an in-person work model was critical to the team’s well-being and would allow them to create better results for the general public.

Zients also pointed out that the White House has not been working remotely in the last two years which is why they have been able to effectively serve the American public.

In May, the pandemic was deemed over. Since the start of the year, the Biden administration has been encouraging a general return to an in-person model of working, especially since many in the federal workforce started to work remotely during the pandemic. During his State of the Union address in 2022, Biden also pledged for in-person workers to return.

In April a memo from the Office of Management and Budget pushed for federal workers to return to in-person work full-time, as they argued that remote work was not as effective.

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