The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners are planning to consider a remote work policy on Tuesday.
If this policy is approved, some employees will be able to work from home after approval from their supervisors. However, the remote employees will need to visit the office once a week.
As the county work is service-oriented for the most part, many positions require in-person interactions with clients. This means that for most employees remote work will not be possible. Only a few workers will be able to benefit from the remote work policy and hence, remote work is more if a privilege than a norm.
The administrator expressed that there is a worker shortage which can also be seen with fewer applications received for every position. A remote work policy could help the county in recruiting staff for positions where interaction with public is not frequent.
On Tuesday, the County Board will also work on an agreement and request for American Rescue Plan funding for Prinsburg for a broadband project. Also on agenda is an agreement on improving a control structure for Timber Lake and a nomination for board of directors for the Southwest Emergency Management Services.
The board meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
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