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  • Telework approach defended by agency leaders - September 14, 2023
  • By Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    HR officials from four federal agencies on Thursday defended the Biden administration’s approach to telework and remote work before a House panel, stressing that management periodically monitors employees’ productivity and that workplace flexibilities are a necessary tool to recruit workers.

    The House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s subcommittee on government operations and the federal workforce hosted a hearing probing federal agencies’ telework policies following the COVID-19 pandemic. Subcommittee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said this week’s witnesses made a “good faith” effort to respond to the panel’s information inquiries on telework and remote work, and that a second hearing with witnesses from agencies he described as less cooperative would be scheduled in the coming weeks.

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