Jul 20 2020

Government Leaders Offer Telework Info for Workers and Citizens

Amid stay-at-home orders, the federal government had to care for citizens, including its own workers, who had to take care of their fellow Americans. Social media helped.

Even as the federal government responded to the needs of the nation during the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, it also had to act as an employer with 4.3 million workers who wanted to know their agency’s plan to protect them from illness or to work remotely.

Federal leaders turned to social media to advise citizens and guide employees, who shared the same challenges that the rest of the country faced during the COVID-19 restrictions.

On Using RPA to Enhance Government

The General Services Administration tied broad federal interest in automation to work on collecting information on the novel coronavirus, helping to add to the amount of available data on infections.

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On Securing Users While They Telework

Security became a concern as much of the national — and federal — workforce headed for home. The Department of Homeland Security worked with the National Security Agency to provide guidelines for federal employees who wanted to keep their networks secure.

On Teaching Children Amid a Pandemic

Scientists are also educators, and the National Institutes of Health put together a list of STEM-related resources for adults who needed assistance in teaching children about science outside of a school setting.

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