Scott Administration Rejects VSEA Request To Extend Work From Home Until January 1

The Rutland Herald reports today on VSEA President Aimee Towne’s recent letter to the Scott Administration, requesting the work-from-home period be extended to January 1, 2022.

From the story:

VSEA Executive Director Steve Howard said this was the first time the union had weighed in on the issue. The VSEA had hoped to have more conversations with the Scott administration.“What we’re hearing from members is a real concern for the public’s health, for their health, the health of their families, and a lot of questions about what happens with schools and kids, if kids are sent home to quarantine what do you do if there’s no child care?” he said.

He noted that other state worker groups have decided to push back the in-office date.

Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Monday he was planning to have his people back in the office by September but chose to delay it, only to look at the case counts in mid-October and decide that waiting until 2022 was best.