Sinema Stresses the Need for Federal Government to Follow Best Practices, Safeguard Americans’ Health

Nov 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema led a bipartisan Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee hearing where she urged officials from the federal government to follow best practices, safeguard their employees’ health, and implement maximum telework policies.
“The federal government must lead by example to protect Americans’ health and slow the spread of coronavirus by following best practices and continuing to ensure employees are teleworking,” said Sinema.
During the hearing, Sinema questioned officials about how their agencies are ensuring their employees are safe by implementing maximum telework policies, and safeguarding employees who cannot telework.
In August, Sinema introduced the bipartisan Pandemic Federal Telework Act, legislation requiring federal agencies to maximize telework for federal employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. That followed legislation she introduced in March that required federal agencies to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing all telework-eligible federal employees to work remotely during the pandemic.  
Sinema has also added a resources page to her website,, for Arizonans looking for the latest information on coronavirus.