Don't Expect a Single Return-to-the-Office Day for Feds, White House Says

Government Executive: Federal agencies will take a piecemeal approach to bringing employees back to their offices in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a White House official, with decisions differing even within regions based on agency needs.

Each agency will recall its workers based on mission needs, an Office of Management and Budget official told Government Executive, and that will likely occur slowly over a wide-ranging period. The decisions will be made in close consultation with local officials in each city and state, as spelled out in an OMB memorandum issued last month.

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