March 20, 2020
The Professional Services Council (PSC) has requested guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in regards to government contractor teleworking. Their request comes in the midst of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response as many government contractors have been sent home without the ability to telework and their job stability threatened.
Currently, contractors are not automatically given the ability to telework and PSC President and CEO David Berteau noted that the lack of guidance could lead to confusion and potentially impact some government operations. Berteau also noted the effect it could have on the economy saying “Any disruption to the ability of contractors to continue to perform hurts government operations and could further disrupt the economy”. Berteau hopes that the PSC can assist with the transitions of the COVID-19 response in keeping the government operating and supporting the economy.
To read more about this on the PSC’s site click here.