Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Ed. Note: Yesterday we reported that OPM has said to “Please contact your supervisor to confirm telework schedule and to receive further direction from your agency head.”

“Dear PoPville,

There are still 21,000 State Department employees in the National Capital Region operating at a normal op tempo/on-site despite COVID-19. The State Department is keeping their employees in regular work status even though DC, MD, and VA have declared state of emergencies, have gone to telework status, and have taken other extraordinary measures to protect their citizens. The impact not only on these 21,000 people but on their network of family and other contacts could be devastating and undoes all the steps MD, VA, and DC are taking. Not to mention, many State Department employees are returning from foreign countries, escalating the risk.”

For any State readers – are you working at home or at the office?

We did a poll on teleworking on March 11th – let’s see where are people at today:


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