New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic

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“A newly implemented order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires employees to work from the office at least three days per week, though the agency says it does not apply to the current situation involving the coronavirus pandemic.

Tim Whitehouse, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, slammed the new requirements in a statement to The Hill.

“At a time when businesses and many government agencies are managing for performance, EPA is insistent on establishing arbitrary telework policies that do not comport to the needs of EPA’s modern workforce,” Whitehouse said.

“EPA has provided no justification for this policy and seems intent on driving out as many career staff as possible to satisfy its broader political objectives,” he added.”

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