Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office sent out an e-mail Wednesday afternoon letting all state employees know they are to fully return to work on July 6.

Last March the Governor issued an executive order closing down in-person public activity in state offices.

The state will also offer a vaccination clinic on the Indianapolis campus on June 21 and 22, for those employees who have not been vaccinated.

Prior to July 6, agency heads, senior staff, and supervisors are to report to work on June 7.  In addition, by Monday, June 21, state employees should report to work at least 50 percent of their workweek.

A copy of the e-mail that went out is below…

Our work has incredible impact for Hoosiers and I celebrate, with you, what we have accomplished with remote work tools, but it is not the optimal way for us to serve Hoosiers. We work better together, and build more solid and collaborative teams, when we can have regular face-to-face conversations. Returning to the office means the impromptu discussions that so often lead to innovation will be happening again with more frequency and energy. And with the recently passed budget, we have more opportunities than ever to serve Hoosiers and move Indiana forward.

Here is how we will return:

  1. Beginning Tuesday, June 7, all agency heads, senior staff and supervisors should be in their pre-pandemic work locations full time
  2. No later than Monday, June 21, all non-supervisory employees should report to their pre-pandemic work locations at least 50 percent of their work week
  3. No later than Tuesday, July 6, all employees should report to their pre-pandemic locations full time

Employees who had alternate work arrangements before March 2020 may resume or continue those arrangements.

I encourage state employees who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 to do so before returning to the workplace, so you protect yourself, your families, friends and co-workers. We will offer a vaccination clinic on the Indianapolis campus on June 21 and 22, and there are some 800 locations across the state to obtain a free vaccination.

Your agency leaders have been informed of this plan, and updated guidance will be provided early in June. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will monitor and adjust plans if needed.

I am grateful for all you have accomplished to keep our state not only on track but flourishing. We should all be proud of how we have helped Hoosiers through this unprecedented time.