Uptick In COVID Cases Prompts VSEA President To Renew Call For Governor To Extend Telework Period For Eligible State Employees

Vermont State Employees’ Association (VSEA) President Aimee Towne sent a letter today to Governor Scott, expressing VSEA members’ concerns about an acknowledged and alarming increase in the number of COVID cases across Vermont and renewing the union’s call for the Governor to extend the period eligible state employees may telework until the new year. Towne also poses a series of workforce and COVID questions to the Scott Administration in her letter, and she requests a face-to-face meeting. 

“In addition to being scared for their own health and their family’s health, a lot of VSEA members who are back at the worksite are not comfortable with the way the Governor’s return to work directive is being managed, or, in some cases, mismanaged,” explains Towne. “As I wrote in my letter, state employees are Vermont’s most valuable resource, and we hope the Governor agrees and will meet with us as soon as possible.”  

President Towne’s Letter