Commissioner O’Malley Puts a Stake in the Ground on Telework
As he comes up to speed in his new role, Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley is traveling the country getting a feel for life in the Agency’s field offices. One of the byproducts of his ground-level tours is an assessment of the telework policies that have developed across the 60,000-person workforce through the years, including the provisions that have emerged from life in the COVID and post-pandemic world. His findings have prompted the issuance of a January 30 memo to all SSA employees titled “Increasing Our Onsite Presence” and setting forth guidelines for remote working arrangements that will take effect on April 7, 2024. His memo, which you can read in full here as posted on the Social Security News website, undoubtedly seeks to improve the “balance between onsite presence and telework” while helping to address many of the service concerns expressed by the public over the past several years.
Federal News Network writer Tom Temin weighs in on the impact of Commissioner O’Malley’s telework policy decisions in a post on their website, which you can access here.