Facebook’s parent company Meta revealed that it will fully reopen its U.S. offices by the end of January, but employees will be provided the option to delay their return as late as June.
The company is introducing an “office deferral program” that aims to provide employees with flexibility in how they come back to the office, but still indicates they will be expected to return.
Employees will still be able to request full-time remote arrangements as previously revealed, but this policy may still come with a pay cut.
“For those wishing to return in January we look forward to providing a vibrant office experience that continues to prioritize health and safety,” said Janelle Gale, vice president of human resources at Meta. “We also recognize that some aren’t quite ready to come back. We continue to offer a variety of options to choose what works best for them, so our employees can make informed decisions about where they work.”