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The Office of Personnel Management can urge and encourage agencies to expand flexibilities, enter into ad-hoc agreements and use unscheduled telework during the coronavirus pandemic, but it doesn't have the authority to do much else.
As the Trump administration urges agencies to expand telework to employees at “higher risk” of exposure to coronavirus, the Education Department has taken steps to relax limits on how often employees can work from home.
The latest guidance from the Trump administration comes as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives and Records Administration close museums, research rooms and presidential libraries due to coronavirus concerns. NARA public events are also canceled through May 3.
Coast Guardsmen are told not to travel to areas in the United States with sustained infections.
DoD organizations are being told to put all non-mission-essential travel on hold for at least the next two months. Travel bans to and through some countries will take effect on Friday.
Other agencies, such as the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have loosened telework restrictions and announced unscheduled remote options for federal employees at regional offices in Seattle, Washington, and New York.
In the event secure, classified federal facilities must close due to a coronavirus outbreak, federal employees and contractors should continue to get paid, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance said Tuesday.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is the latest agency to conduct a large-scale test of its telework capabilities amid growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
The Office of Personnel Management has more guidance on telework, sick leave and other options as agencies prepare their workforces for the growing spread of the coronavirus.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the first Washington, D.C., agency to take actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Citing the safety and wellbeing of its employees amid the coronavirus threat, the Postal Service has released its 2020 Pandemic Influenza Plan.
Cyber threats, sick leave, and more coronavirus information in today's Federal Newscast.
New DoD guidance says employees can telework even if they're also caring for a sick dependent at home.
For a few reminders on the basics, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with ProFeds founder Chris Kowalik.
For thousands of federal employees for whom travel is a part of the job, the coronavirus is a new threat.