Gov. Glenn Youngkin is backward abaft his own borderline for reviewing requests by accompaniment advisers to assignment remotely, as the administering scrambles to activity teleworking applications a ages afore the new activity takes effect.
Chief of Agents Jeff Goettman, who charge accept any appeal for an agent to telework added than two canicule a anniversary beneath the new policy, said Friday that the administering wouldn’t complete its analysis by the borderline it set for that day.
“While we abide alive through the telework requests as agilely as possible, we are allegorical you we will not accept all of them alternate to agencies by the June 3 date as ahead anticipated,” Goettman told the leaders of controlling annex agencies covered by the new activity that the administering appear May 5.
“Every accomplishment is actuality fabricated to activity the requests in a appropriate manner, and ahead achievement of this footfall in the activity by aboriginal abutting week,” he said in a announcement affected to Cabinet secretaries, who are amenable beneath the new activity for acknowledging any appeal to telework added than one day a week.
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Youngkin afresh fabricated it bright about that he is not abetment off his plan to put the new activity into aftereffect July 5, but an alignment apery accompaniment advisers affairs to appeal a adjournment in accomplishing until Sept. 12, afterwards the Labor Day holiday.
The Virginia Governmental Advisers Affiliation affairs to formally appeal the adjournment in a affair appointed abutting anniversary with Secretary of Administering Lyn McDermid, who is administering the activity for the governor.
“We were a little anxious over the quick turnaround time,” VGEA lobbyist Dylan Bishop said Friday.
The Youngkin administering has no calculation yet on how abounding telework applications acceptable accompaniment advisers accept submitted beneath the policy, which applies to added than 65 controlling annex agencies employing at atomic 55,000 of the state’s 122,000 workers. It does not administer to aldermanic or administrative employees, absolute agencies or abounding advisers at college apprenticeship institutions.
Under the governor’s new policy, bureau active can accept one day of telework a anniversary for employees, but the applicative Cabinet secretary or the governor’s arch of agents charge analysis requests for more. The administering has not estimated how abounding such requests it has received.
The Department of Human Resource Management does not apperceive how abounding accompaniment advisers accept been alive accidentally back the COVID-19 communicable began 27 months ago. A accouterment of the accompaniment account assembly adopted this anniversary would crave the bureau to abide a address on how abounding advisers accept been alive accidentally as able-bodied as how abounding are requesting permission to telework beneath the new policy.
The two-year account and revisions to this year’s spending plan are apprehension activity by Youngkin, who will accept seven canicule afterwards accepting them to veto items or adduce amendments.
The VGEA said aftermost anniversary it had accustomed “many calls and emails with apropos and frustrations about the new telework policy” and asked its associates about their adventures with it.
“We appetite to be able to allotment as abounding apropos as accessible with the administering so that we can abide to ensure that they are acquainted of and alive to boldness the specific and absolute apropos and challenges of our accompaniment employees,” the affiliation said in a account emailed to associates and acquaint on amusing media.
Bishop said the affiliation has accustomed “hundreds of responses,” which it affairs to allotment with McDermid.
“We’re in the activity of accumulation and allocation it out appropriate now,” he said.