Shapiro Administration Orders Return to Office for 2,300 State Employees

A new Shapiro Administration policy was announced last week that will require about 2,300 state government employees to return to the office at least three days a week starting on March 6.


The policy will apply to all senior managers under the governor’s jurisdiction, the Governor’s Office staff and Cabinet members. The Governor’s Secretary of Administration Neil Weaver said that “including improved opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, informal learning and overall well-being, as well as the sense of connection and shared mission that comes with being in the workplace. This rebalancing of telework schedules will allow us to enjoy both.”


Currently, about a quarter of the Commonwealth’s 72,000 salaried employees telework either part-time or full-time while the remainder report to their work location on all work days.


Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams responded to the decision with enthusiasm for the impact it would have on the downtown economy.


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