NSF Announces Transition from Remote to Hybrid Work Schedule

Federal employee union requests a meeting to negotiate.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that all workers will be required to be in-office a minimum of two days per work week, or four days per two-week period, as of November 23.

“We want to strengthen the NSF culture by increasing our time in person, while meeting our business needs and maintaining workplace flexibility,” NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan and Chief Operating Officer Karen Marrongelle stated in the announcement.

NSF leadership made this work policy decision without consulting or negotiating with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The union has requested a meeting with the agency to negotiate and is currently drafting a counteroffer while researching other legal options. NSF leaders have said they are open to negotiations with AFGE on additional flexibilities, including exemptions or waivers, and an office space policy.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Panchanathan to seek God’s direction as he heads the National Science Foundation.
  • For U.S. agency officials as they seek to transition federal employees from remote to in-person work.

Sources: Federal News Network, AFGE.org


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