HR Headline Roundup for April 20-24, 2020

Public Sector Employees Working Through the Pandemic

Government on the Front Line, Workforce Institute at Kronos

IPMA-HR Executive Director Neil Reichenberg writes, “Once COVID-19 is brought under the control, we need to step back and give further thought to the role of government in disasters, determine the processes and infrastructure that need to be developed, and ensure that government has all the resources it needs to meet any challenge.” Areas of focus should include emergency responders and health care workers, redeployment of workers and managing remote workers.

 

Reopening Government Offices

White House Instructs Agencies to Begin Process of Returning Some Employees to Their Offices, Nextgov

Guidance issued on April 20 advises federal managers to wait until documented number of COVID-19 cases in the state where they are located have trended downward for 14 consecutive days.

 

The Financial Impacts of Pandemic Response Start to Become Clear

Survey Shows Most Cities Expect Revenue Loss, Service Cuts, Government Technology

This summary of a canvas conducted by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors opens with the discouraging observations that “New York City expects to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenue across two fiscal years. Los Angeles thinks it will lose anywhere from $425 million to $829 million in the same period.”

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