Utilities have a unique blend of essential workers who can only perform their duties onsite, those who can telework full time, and everything in-between. In May and July 2020, the American Public Power Association conducted surveys to gauge where member utilities stood in terms of having employees work remotely and their expectations for returning to a shared workplace – even if on a limited basis.
Other steps taken:
- 66% had deferred at least some field work
- 56% reported considering allowing more telework long-term
- 98% had travel restrictions in place
As of July:
More than two-thirds of respondents (71%) had begun to allow employees who had been working remotely back into the workplace.