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    State Employees Remote Work, Protecting Air and Safety on Thursday, June 3

    Colby Oliverson Press Releases

    SALT LAKE CITY (June 2, 2021) — To address air quality concerns and protect employee safety, eligible state employees will surge remote work on bad air quality and other special circumstance days, such as blizzard conditions. Thursday, June 3, will be the first Surge Remote Work day due to a mandatory action forecast. “Remote work presents a cost-effective solution to …

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    Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Releases Remote Work Guide as State Employees Return to Offices

    Colby Oliverson Press Releases

    SALT LAKE CITY (May 26, 2021) — The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) released a remote work guide to inform executive branch agency efforts to maintain benefits of remote work as many employees return to their assigned offices. Utah led the nation in implementing a remote work pilot program in the spring of 2019. Successes include improved air …

    Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Completes Executive Branch Pay Equity Study

    Colby Oliverson Press Releases

    SALT LAKE CITY (May 24, 2021) — The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) recently completed a study of executive branch state employees, their wages, and demographic and workplace characteristics such as gender, minority status, tenure, and work performed in order to inform efforts to narrow the gender pay gap. The study contains four key findings suggesting that while, …

    Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget Reorganized and Renamed for Focus on Long-Term Vision

    Colby Oliverson Press Releases

    SALT LAKE CITY (May 10, 2021) — Responsive government requires long-term vision. Recent reorganization of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (formerly the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget) will streamline planning, budgeting, operational efficiencies, and economic functions as our state experiences rapid growth. “Utah benefits from proactive leadership,” Executive Director Sophia DiCaro shared. “As our state’s population grows …