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Post Hybrid Work Environment Guidance

For the past several months, OPM has been consulting with stakeholders from within and outside of Government on post-reentry personnel policies and the work environment. Federal agencies have been preparing for the “Future of Work” for many years, driven by changing missions, increased talent demands, and evolving technology. As agencies consider the transition to this new work environment, OPM offers the following core principles, which have been developed through extensive stakeholder engagement: Promote a flexible and agile workforce, Empower agency decision-making, Strengthen diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our workforce and Consider our communities.

Recent Guidance

Guidance to support the continued efforts of Federal agencies to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and support the transition of the Federal workforce to a hybrid work environment.  The Safer Federal Workforce site also contains critical information for the Federal workforce and Federal workplaces. 

Historical Guidance

Guidance issued prior to 2021 addressing the initial phases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  This guidance is archived here to provide information on the human capital management authorities and flexibilities implemented to address the pandemic.

Pandemic Guidance:


Telework and Remote Work: 


Leave and Work Schedules:


Hiring and Onboarding: 

Pay and Payments to Employees: 



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