Social Security Administration confirms sudden end to telework for thousands
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 30, 2019
The Social Security Administration has confirmed that it is shutting down telework on Nov. 8 for thousands of its employees, in a sudden and, to critics, unnecessary move that is bound to disrupt their work and their private lives—according to a new report on Federalnewsradio.com.
The shift applies to customer-facing parts of the agency as well as some support staff, the report said.
In the report, the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents many SSA employees, acknowledged the move is permitted under their new contract—but the union simply did not expect it to come so soon. The agency defended the switch as needed to better manage customer service.