Watchdog Finds Education Department’s Return to Office Plan is Generally Good

Government Executive: A watchdog found the Education Department’s plans to return employees to offices following telework during the novel coronavirus pandemic were generally sufficient.

The Education Department inspector general reviewed the agency’s plans to return its 4,000 employees safely back to workplaces nationwide. After encouraging agencies to “maximize” telework, the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget issued joint guidance in April that gave federal agencies discretion and flexibility in returning employees to workplaces during the pandemic.

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