DISA transfer employees ready for expanded telework program

The beefed up Defense Information Systems Agency's telework program may be the key to retaining the more than 4,700 employees from Northern Virginia who will relocate to the agency's new Ft. Meade, Md. home this summer, about 32 miles away, according to Government Executive.

The agency created a telework SWAT team to ensure all new computers are telework compatible and introduced a telework center in Woodbridge Va. for people who need to work on a classified network, the article states.

Under the telework program, employees can increase teleworking from one day per pay period to up to three days per week if approved by a supervisor, and DISA will pay half of the teleworker's Internet bill.

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Reader comments

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 DISA

There is no expanded telework program, managers are trying to break the current agreements with employees now. They promised the world and are giving you nothing. The only thing saving me is being able to ride the bus to work.

Fri, Jun 3, 2011 IT Director Midwest

I don't understand why their internet connection would be partially reimbursed by the govt. It's not like the employees wouldn't already have an internet connection that they are paying a flat rate. What's next, paying for part of their electricity, or reimbursing them for the water that they drink at their home while teleworking? Our agency doesn't reimburse for an internet connection, and I don't think any of the other agencies should either.

Fri, May 27, 2011 SOTE Contractor A different Federal Agency

It is nice that DISA is taking care of those Federal workers who wil be inconvenienced by the long commute. But my sympathy is short and thin. I have to telework nights, weekends, holidays, whenever a Fed gets a bug up their ... and I have to use my own equipment and my own internet connection.

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