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Out-of-state remote work guidance and resources

Issue overview

The COVID-19 pandemic drove a shift to full-time remote work for approximately half of the state workforce in 2020. Now, remote work as a long-term option is more attractive and more viable for employees than ever before. During the pandemic, teleworking from outside the state of Washington became a requirement for employees residing in Oregon or Idaho. Out-of-state telework and remote work, while previously rare, is not new. However, now agencies are getting more employee requests for out-of-state remote work for many different reasons.