Social Security Continues to Drag Its Feet on Paid Sick Leave, Telework Advancements

Government Executive: Employees at the Social Security Administration say the agency’s policies on telework and a new form of paid sick leave are hurting workers, even as they report record productivity metrics.

Since the agency instituted maximized telework in March, the processing time for Social Security disability hearing requests has fallen by more than 30 days from 391 days at the end of February to 358 as of May 15. And employees in some components have been shifted to so-called “alternate workloads” to keep busy.

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