It’s time for federal employees to return to the office

By Pete McGinnis (Washington Times)

“Of the people, by the people, and for the people” was President Abraham Lincoln’s description of how the federal government should function. These days, however, it’s hard to know who’s doing what for whom — or even where.

More than three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many federal employees still haven’t returned to the office, and some are choosing to abuse federal telework and leave policies and waste hard-earned taxpayer dollars funding empty offices.

In his State of the Union address in January 2022, President Biden promised that “the vast majority of federal workers will once again work in person.” In far too many cases, this hasn’t happened.

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