Audit committee passes review of Newsom’s return-to-office mandate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An audit of Governor Gavin Newsom’s return-to-office mandate was approved by committee members Tuesday.


The audit was proposed by Asm. Josh Hoover (R-Folsom). He said the audit will study the mandate’s rationale as well it’s timing, legality, costs and more.


“The decision to force state employees back to the office is harmful and counterproductive,” Assemblyman Hoover said. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on my audit to further study the effectiveness of telework policies that allow the state to remain competitive with the private sector. I urge the Governor to reconsider his RTO mandate, at least until the results of the audit are made available.”