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EEOC, MSPB Examine BYOD Policies; Tommy Hwang, Kimberly Hancher Comment

HTCphoneThe U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board are two examples of federal agencies that are working to examine the issues and benefits of adopting a bring-your-own-device program, Federal Times reported Monday. 

Nicole Blake Johnson writes that Tommy Hwang, MSPB chief information officer, told the publication employees who participate in the agency’s BYOD program receive a $25 monthly reimbursement, half of what the agency would have paid to purchase devices.

Hwang also told Federal Times that every 20 employees who participate in the program helps save agency $10,000 pear year.

Kimberly Hancher, EEOC CIO, told Federal Times her agency has about 100 employees participating in its BYOD program that lets executives perform routine administrative work remotely.

Some employees are also required to have additional security training if they hold web-based meetings, document management and mission systems via their personal devices, according to the report.

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