More than half of federal teleworkers are unsatisfied

During the past five years, only 37 percent of federal workers have been satisfied with their agency’s teleworking arrangements, according to Government Executive’s "Management Matters" column.

As a result, the article recommends that telework managing officers ask employees how much telework is appropriate, provide a framework for performance and develop a plan to help teleworkers mitigate potential morale issues.

For instance, because only some employees are eligible for telework, it is important to prevent a subculture of haves and have-nots by asking teleworkers to be flexible and responsive to their nontelecommuting co-workers.

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