Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is ending telework policies put in place for state workers at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In an announcement Thursday, the Republican said a new telework policy will take effect July 5 that will let state agencies determine which workers will be eligible for remote work and how often.
The new policy makes it clear that “Virginia state employees will return to the physical workplace” in July. Exceptions will be granted for health or other reasons. Teleworking will still be allowed, but how often will be subject to supervisors. State employees can begin applying for new teleworking agreements starting Friday. The agreements will require increasing levels of approval — all the way up to Youngkin’s chief of staff — depending on the number of telework days requested.