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schroberg_pk t1_j68t53o wrote

I know I will be downvoted but this is my experience and what I heard. I have a couple of things waiting for Federal Government processing and I can definitely say that it is way slower compared to before and no there is no backlog anymore. Perhaps we cannot generalize but obviously for some departments, this model doesn’t work. Usually people realize who slowed down their performance when they go back to office. Probably a hybrid model would be a win-win for everybody.


CounselorNebby t1_j69i0zl wrote

What you describe is a small majority of federal work. Most federal work is not public facing. Forcing everyone back to an office to address a problem within a few areas of the government is unreasonable.


dadonnel t1_j6b4mwt wrote

Gotta keep in mind that a lot of agencies are struggling to fill positions just like many businesses right now. Ending WFH could be even more detrimental to that effort.


HanaBothWays t1_j6bjp5y wrote

A lot of this is because what was originally a slow-moving attrition crisis in the Federal Government became a fast-moving crisis under the previous administration.

Republican-dominated governments always screw over the civil service and degrade its ability to do its job including service to citizens.


swampoodler t1_j68uawf wrote

Things are definitely slower now than before but unsure if it’s due to work from home or just an increase in general government negligence.


TheGreekMachine t1_j6czkj4 wrote

You’re going to get downvoted because you’re using a personal anecdote as evidence for changing the lives of tens of thousands of people. And further, the evidence you’re providing doesn’t even prove the conclusion you come to.

Correlation does not equal causation. Because an agency is now slow doesn’t mean it’s because of WFH it could simply be because they change their process or a new person is doing this job and they are bad at it.