PITTSBURGH, PA (June 15, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh has announced that city employees who have been working remotely will be returning to city offices in phases over the next several weeks, adhering to continued health safety precautions.
“We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with mitigation measures being lifted and new daily COVID-19 cases dropping,” said Mayor William Peduto. “All city public services and operations are essential and I am proud of the work that our frontline and remote employees have done throughout the pandemic. We believe that we can now safely bring our staff back into the office, while making reasonable accommodations for childcare and family needs.”
The City has been preparing for employees’ return by:
City employees who have been working remotely will return to city offices in phases by department. The return will begin on June 21 with Mayor’s Office, Office of Community Health and Safety, Office of Community Affairs and Department of Finance staff. A few departments will return each week over the following 5 weeks.
Public health measures will continue to be in place and unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear masks when visiting city facilities like the City-County Building and the John P. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross Street.
Department of Finance counters, including the real estate counter, cashiers and business tax counter, have been open since April 2021. They will continue to operate in-person on their current schedule of Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
While essential city operations continued largely undisrupted by the shift to remote work for many employees starting in March 2020, most services were moved online to protect employee and resident health. The following city services will remain online-only:
Residents are urged to continue to use online services when possible. If you have questions or are unable to access online resources, please call 311 (412-255-2621).