Employees with the San Francisco office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been told to work from home indefinitely.
In a memo dated August 4, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration issued the directive, saying “In light of the conditions at the [Federal Building] we recommend employees maximize the use of telework for the foreseeable future.”
This is happening due to ongoing safety issues with drug dealing and use happening on the sidewalks outside.
It is reported that a block away at Seventh and Market, there’s a hub for drug sales. This activity spills down toward the federal building… and has for years.
The memo from HHS coincided with President Biden issuing his own directive telling federal agencies to put an end to remote work, calling it “a priority of the President.”
But now, Pelosi herself had expressed concerns about the street conditions around the building in a recent meeting with Ismail Ramsey, the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.