Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to allow about half of the state’s 44,000 full-time employees to permanently combine office and remote work starting this year, reported.

Some 20,000 workers will be able to combine in-office work and telecommuting, the website said, citing an email sent by Baker to state employees.

“Over the course of 2021, we will gradually transition into a more permanent hybrid work model,” the email said. “For some agencies, especially those in the metro Boston area, your office spaces may be updated and reconfigured to adjust to a smaller footprint.”

The “combination of telework and in-office work will allow for a flexible and resilient workforce,” Baker said in the email.

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