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EPA Grants Telecommuting Provisions to Workers in 10 Regions

March 13, 2020, 5:19 PM

The EPA is encouraging employees to make maximum use of telecommuting in 10 regions across the country as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency said Friday.

The 10 offices are in New York City; San Francisco; Boston; Chicago; Seattle; Houston; Dallas; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; and Puerto Rico, an Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman said in an email.

When asked why those cities were chosen, the spokeswoman said the agency is “following the guidance of local health authorities.”

The EPA also will allow unscheduled leave and unscheduled telecommuting for employees within populations ...