Government lags behind industry in telework opportunities

Federal information technology workers were much less likely than their private-sector counterparts to regularly or exclusively telework despite having favorable opinions of telecommuting, according to a report released today.

Telework: The future is on hold

Should feds be allowed to work from anywhere, as long as the work gets done? Experts say yes without hesitation, but readers' responses are mixed.

Telework: Senate gives unanimous thumbs up

The Senate has unanimously approved the Telework Enhancement Act, which would give federal employees presumptive eligibility to telework and ensure that telework is part of continuity-of-operations planning.

Workplace flexibility as the new normal

Federal managers need to stop worrying about where their employees are and more about the work that gets done, write Deloitte's Anne Weisberg and William D. Eggers.

Telework improvements bill falls short in House vote

The House of Representatives today failed to pass the Telework Improvements Act that would direct federal agencies to name telework coordinators and to set policies to maximize use of teleworking.

Telework legislation moves closer to passage

A bill that would expand the opportunities for telework across the government has moved a step closer to being passed.

IRMCO opens with telework talk

The General Services Administration's IRMCO conference, underway on Maryland's Eastern Shore, features an array of topics and speakers.

Telework directive for Nuclear Security Summit signals changing times

OPM director John Berry issued a memo April 7th urging federal employees who can work at home or an alternative site to do so

The future of telework technology: A wish list

As teleworking grows, policies are changing and needs are increasing. Managers lay out their vision of the near future, and the technologies they'll need to get them there.

Telework bill moves forward in House

The Telework Improvements Act of 2009 (H.R. 1722) would require agencies to develop a telework program that allows employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every two administrative workweeks.

OPM wants more teleworking

Teleworking by federal employees could increase by 50 percent under goals set by OPM, a new strategic plan released by the agency shows.

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