In April 2020, Governor Dunleavy requested the Department of Administration (DOA) develop a plan to ensure worker safety and health, and to maintain maximum continuity of government operations, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To achieve both objectives, the DOA developed a plan for improving telework capabilities for public employees to enable compliance with COVID-19 health precautions: The Pandemic Preparedness Plan (PPP). The Pathway initiative is a critical part of the State’s PPP plan and will impact all 14 departments in the State of Alaska.
Executive sponsors for the Pathway initiative and the rest of the Pandemic Preparedness Plan, include Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka and Deputy Commissioners Amanda Holland and Paula Vrana. Kate Sheehan, Director of the Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, is the Pathway Project Director. Additional support for the initiative is provided by Cara Griffith, Principal and CEO of the workforce strategy consulting firm, Tandem Motion.