The Office of Personnel Management released their annual report to Congress on telework. Per the report, in fiscal 2020, 50% of all federal workers were eligible to work remotely, an increase of 11 percentage points from the 39% reported to be eligible in fiscal 2019. Of those workers, 90% of eligible employees engaged in telework in 2020, marking a 34% increase over the previous year.
And in other signs of the current state of play, More than 5 million Americans, or 2% of the workforce, “could now be isolating,” Capital Economics economist Andrew Hunter estimated.
Meta announced they will require COVID-19 boosters to return to the office and have delayed that reopening until March.
Why do we care?
Antidotally, I’ve heard from multiple providers dealing with COVID staffing-related issues. This portion of the show is very tactical – data points updating the listener on where we are.