Sen Joni Ernst wants remote government workers investigated: ‘We’re coming after them’
Sen. Joni Ernst has called for an investigation into remote government workers following reports that some employees had taken advantage of working from home during the height of the pandemic. Ernst stated that the government needs to impose greater oversight to ensure that people are working as they should be. She added, “We’re coming after them. We are not going to let them waste the hard-earned money of the American taxpayer.” Ernst’s statement has drawn criticism from those who argue that the government should instead focus on improving existing remote work policies and facilities rather than punishing employees, especially given the complexity of the current situation.