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Chairman Williams: SBA Needs to Look to Main Street for Guidance in Getting Back to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, issued the following statement regarding the new in-office requirements from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

“It’s refreshing to see the SBA has taken the advice of this Committee and changed their work from home policy. However, this is still not good enough. The SBA, like the rest of Main Street America, should be showing up to work, in person, every day,” said Chairman Williams. “Many small businesses never had the luxury to work from home, oftentimes having to decide between staying home or staying in business. The SBA allowing its employees to only come in to work for half a pay period is unacceptable in every way. It’s long past time for the SBA to take a page out of Main Street’s book and get back to work for the American people and help our nation’s entrepreneurs.”


The SBA’s memo titled “Work Environment Guidance Overview” outlined new in-office requirements for SBA political appointees, members of the Senior Executive Service, and senior-level staff. Starting September 25, 2023, the aforementioned SBA staff will be required to report to their physical office a minimum of 5 days per pay period (two weeks).