FAA Pauses Return-to-Office Plans

Union opposition leads to renegotiations.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) paused the return-to-office plans that had been announced after unions claimed it violated their collective bargaining agreement. 

The FAA sent an all-staff email on July 20 announcing that, starting on October 9, they will be transitioning from exclusively teleworking and requiring all employees to work in their offices at least three days per week.

David Spero, the National President of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, says that in the agreement the FAA signed with their unions, the FAA must provide empirical data to explain the problem they are trying to solve with such a large change.

Acting FAA Administrator Polly Trottenberg sent a follow-up message to employees, saying the FAA “will immediately increase our collaboration across the agency and with our labor partners as we gather input on the business guidance for managers to use when updating telework agreements.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Administrator Polly Trottenberg to be led by the Lord as she heads the FAA.
  • For FAA officials as they negotiate the return to office plan with labor unions.

Sources: Federal News Network, Federal Times


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