OSHKOSH — On Friday, February 18, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, sent letters to seventeen agencies regarding the use of telework. These letters follow Sen. Johnson’s December 8, 2021 requests for information on teleworking within the cabinet-level agencies.

The letters are linked below:

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  2. Federal Communications Commission
  3. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  4. Federal Trade Commission
  5. U.S. General Publishing Office
  6. National Archives and Records Administration
  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. National Credit Union Administration
  9. National Labor Relations Board
  10. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  11. National Science Foundation
  12. Office of Personnel Management
  13. Securities and Exchange Commission
  14. Smithsonian Institution
  15. Social Security Administration
  16. U.S. Agency for Global Media
  17. United States Postal Service

The full text of the letters is below:

February 18, 2022

On March 17, 2020, following the declaration of a national emergency related to COVID-19, the Office of Management and Budget called for executive branch agencies and departments to “maximize telework across the national for the Federal workforce[.]”  Over a year and a half later, it is unclear the extent to which government employees are still teleworking.

In order to better understand the working location of your agency’s employees, I respectfully request the following information, broken down by subcomponent, as of December 1, 2021:

  1. The number of individuals currently employed by your agency.
  2. The number of individuals who are:
  3. Working full time in person at one of your agencies physical locations;
  4. Teleworking full time;
  5. Working a hybrid schedule that combines both telework and in office schedule.
  6. The total number of agency employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  7. The total number of agency employees who have received a booster.
  8. For the employees that are teleworking, how are you tracking employee productivity?
  9. Please provide a breakdown of your agency’s workforce productivity for Fiscal Years 2019, 2020, and 2021.
  10. Has your agency closed physical office space locations since March 2020 in light of increased telework among your agency’s workforce?  If so, please provide the estimated cost savings associated with office closures.

Please provide this information as soon as possible but no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 4, 2022.


Ron Johnson

Ranking Member

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

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