New study finds feds less prepared to work remotely than industry counterparts

Sixty percent of feds wouldn't be prepared to work remotely if their offices couldn't open, according to the results of a survey of IT executives released today.

Unions want say in telework policymaking

A half-dozen unions have offered Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry a hand in developing policies that would ratchet up the numbers of teleworking feds.

At a glance

More employees are working away from the office, according to a recent OPM report.

Telework speeds security-clearance process

At-home investigators at the Office of Personnel Management helped to reduce the security clearance backlog, John Berry, OPM director, said today.

Agencies gradually embrace telework

The overall number of teleworkers federal increased from 94,643 in 2007 to 102,900 in 2008, a report says.

DISA will use telework to retain displaced employees

The Defense Systems Information Agency will use teleworking to retain employees as it relocates to Fort Meade, Md.

USPTO eyes unified communication system

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to learn about unified Internet Protocol communication systems that could cut its operating costs.

How to make the most of your COOP investment

Managers are finding new ways to protect their computing resources in an emergency without paying for idle capacity that doesn’t contribute to daily operations.

Agencies rate low on family-friendly cultures

In a new survey, federal employees said their agencies don't offer much access to telework, alternative work schedules or similar benefits.

Telework gets a ‘giddyap’ from OPM

The new director of personnel management wants more employees working from home, for their benefit and for the benefit of others.

OPM prods agencies to speed telework

The Obama administration lays out a plan to increase the number of federal employees that regularly telecommute.

Swine flu hearings set; OPM issues guidance

Senate and House panels have scheduled hearings on the disease outbreak, and the Office of Personnel Management has issued advice to federal employees.

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