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Federal Real Estate Post-COVID-19, Part 1: A View from the Private Sector, Remote Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, May 13, 2021   [open pdf - 270KB]

This is the May 13, 2021 hearing on "Federal Real Estate Post-COVID-19, Part 1: A View from the Private Sector," held before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Dina Titus: "I would like to welcome everyone to today's hearing and thank our witnesses for joining us to discuss the impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic on the Federal real estate portfolio and where we go from here. The past 14 months have really been overwhelming. Families across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Small businesses and schools have been forced to close their doors to curb the spread of the virus. [...] While working remotely wasn't ideal for all, and was, in fact, challenging for many, the experiment in widespread remote work is widely considered a success, and it is prompting workers and employers to reimagine how and where work gets done going forward. [...] Meanwhile, as State and local governments are also lifting restrictions and corporate America ponders calling employees back into offices, discussions about office space are speeding up. How much office space will organizations need? Will workspaces need to be reconfigured? Will employees' start and end times need to be staggered? Will companies require employees to be vaccinated before they return to work in their spaces? And will workers be allowed more flexibility to continue to work remotely? [...] Today, we will host the first of two hearings exploring these questions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kay Sargent, Genevieve Hanson, Kelly Bacon, Marcy Owens, and Norman Dong.

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Serial No. 117-17
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2021
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