According to guidance released by the Biden administration on June 10th, federal employees should not be required to have been vaccinated for COVID-19, or show status of vaccination, when returning to the office.
However, workers may voluntarily provide this information and federal agencies can base their safety protocols, in part, on whether people are vaccinated.
The US government employs nearly 4 million people, making it the largest employer in the country. The guidance requires federal agencies to have drafts, including reopening plans, by June 19th. Among those plans, the guidance suggests prepare in more flexible ways, including part-time remote work and schedules outside of normal hours of operations.
That could lead to untethering workers from the office, opening up recruitment for federal agencies nationwide.