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  • 'It is fraud, folks. It’s fraud': The latest in a string of Republican accusations against federal teleworkers - September 11, 2023
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has requested investigations at every major federal department and agency into how telework and remote work have impacted service delivery, and whether federal workers are improperly receiving locality pay.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, this week became the latest Republican lawmaker to take up the mantle of opposing expanded workplace flexibilities like telework and remote work at federal agencies, accusing federal workers of “fraud” without evidence.

    “What really gets under my skin is that: how many of these federal employees, who get location-based pay and Washington, D.C., wages, who are teleworking from a lower cost area?” she said a press conference Wednesday after returning to the Capitol following the Senate’s five-week August recess. “It is fraud, folks. It’s fraud. So, you federal employees who are out there, we’re coming after you.”

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