Let’s Discuss … Covid 2021

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February 10, 2021 
via zoom

As we head into our second year of the pandemic, let’s reconnect to see where our firms stand.  Last spring we sent out a questionnaire to ask members:  How are your firms doing?  When will you reopen?  How is HR handling all the myriad of issues around the office closings?  Our Wednesday roundtable series covered all of these issues and many others.

We continue to have many of the same questions we had at the beginning of the pandemic. This roundtable is a place for us to ask them and more. 

  • When are we returning to the office?
  • What will the post-pandemic office look like?
  • Have you had COVID cases in your office? 
  • What current safety precautions are you using? 
  • Will the vaccine be a game-changer this year?
  • How did you handle year-end issues of unused vacation and PTO time?
  • What have we learned about training new staff and running internship programs remotely?
Come join us to learn from each other and work out new processes for 2021.
We’re looking forward to a great discussion!


Patricia Leyden, SDA NY Chapter Advisor

Pat Leyden, CDFA, is a Facility Security Consultant, offering expertise to firms in the classified security profession. Pat served as Facility Security Officer at WSP (retired), for over 15 years, handling security and corporate issues for a firm which grew from 150 to 1,000 employees in New York, and 5,000 across the U.S. Pat was also Vice President of Administration for WSP and directed all office services, managed administrative staff and outside services, facility services, and employee and corporate events for the firm. She was part of the firm’s team which obtained LEED Gold Certification for their facility as part of their renovation and relocation of 250 employees. Like many SDA members, Pat has had responsibility for all 5 SDA focus areas in her career: Office Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Project Management, and Finance. She is a member of the Canstruction Committee, started by SDA and supported by many of our member firms.