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Template: Return to Office Milestones, Timelines, and Recommendations

Use this template to organize and communicate your employee return to office.

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Milestones required to begin return to office process:

  1. All employees who wish to return to an office are vaccinated
    If you have a medical condition or religious requirement that prevents you from being vaccinated, please alert #people-ops

  2. Local officials have lifted restrictions on non-essential workers returning to offices

  3. Offices are deep cleaned and physically reorganized

    1. We will be putting clear dividers between open plan desks

  4. Pilot group (1/4 of hub-based employees) has been onsite for 6 weeks with no increased rate of illness or other adverse effects

Post-return milestones

  • Travel: This will be entirely based on CDC recommendations as to when it is safe and advisable to do so.

  • Mask wearing: This will be entirely based on CDC recommendations as to when it is safe and advisable to be without a mask in public.

  • Visitors: We will make a determination on whether or not to open our office to visitors no earlier than 6 months after our final group returns to the office

Timeline to return to office:

Note that each timeline is PER OFFICE.

  1. Initial pilot group will return approximately one month after milestones 1-3 are complete

  2. After 6 weeks, evaluate impact on employee health and either remain in step 1, checking a 2-week intervals OR move on to step 3

  3. Group 2 returns to office

  4. After 3 weeks, evaluate impact on employee health and either remain in step 2, checking at 2-week intervals OR move on to step 5

  5. Final group returns to office

Recommendations:

  • Every employee designates a “hub” location as their home office OR requests to become 100% remote

  • Hub employees will be strongly encouraged (but not required) to be in the office on dedicated days each week

  • Implement hot desks for hub employees in the office <3 days/week

  • All distributed team members should plan to visit hub offices 2-4X per year (once travel milestone has been hit)

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