Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Federal Guidelines for Reopening Government Workplaces

Jun 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington D.C. (June 22, 2020)— On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, will hold a hearing on federal guidelines for reopening government workplaces.  The hearing will examine how the government can protect federal employees while continuing operations and providing vital resources to the public. 


The federal government is the largest employer in the United States, with more than 2.5 million federal public servants and an estimated 3.7 million federal contractors.  


While the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered organizations and businesses across the country, federal workers have continued to serve the public and provide critical services either on the frontlines or teleworking from homes across the country and around the world.  This hearing will highlight some of the feats accomplished by federal workers during the pandemic — including ensuring that the American people received the new benefits Congress authorized. 


This hearing will also address provisions that Chairman Connolly plans to introduce as stand-alone legislation to protect the health and safety of civil servants who continue to serve the public every day during this unprecedented time.




Subcommittee on Government Operations Hearing on “Frontline Feds:  Serving the Public During a Pandemic”



10:00 AM ET




Jacqueline Simon
National Policy Director
American Federation of Government Employees

Lorraine Martin
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Safety Council

J. Christopher Mihm
Managing Director for Strategic Issues
Government Accountability Office



A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.


116th Congress