Republicans are taking their first few days of being the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to weaken hybrid work policies for federal employees.
According to the newly introduced bill, coined the “Stopping Home Office Work’s Unproductive Problems,” or “SHOW UP” Act of 2023, federal agencies would be required to return to pre-pandemic work schedules within 30 days of it being passed.
However, in order to be enacted, the bill would have to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate and eventually President Biden.
Still, as pointed out by TechTarget, this could conflict with current union contracts. For instance, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) that features thousands of federal is currently in talks with instilling permanent telework arrangements.
Although the immediate passage of this bill is unlikely, it does show a newfound rigor to reverse strides made in workplace policies over the last few years.