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Report: 85% of Agencies Have Active Teleworkers

Nearly 85% of all agencies have teleworkers and the overall federal workforce has 21% who telework, according to a recent report from the Telework Exchange. The organization surveyed federal agencies for their readiness to implement information technology that enables telework and increased use of mobile devices. According to the survey, …

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OPM to Stagger Departure Times When Snow Strikes

Winter weather is surely coming and just before it, the Office of Personnel Management, in an effort to avoid similar happenings of the January snowstorm that trapped commuters, has put out its updated Washington Area Dismissal and Closure Procedures. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry said in a video accompanying …

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Report Says Agencies Should Treat Telework, Office Work Equally

The Merit Systems Protection Board recently released a report advising federal agencies to treat teleworkers and non-teleworkers equally. According to GovExec, the report found teleworking improves employee work-life balance, reduces the need for physical office space and real estate costs, and enhances an organization’s intangible relationships with employees through increased …

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Telework Now the Norm for GSA With New Policy

Telework will now be seen as normal operating procedure for employees of the General Services Administration. GSA signed off on a new telework policy Monday, with GSA Administrator Martha Johnson saying the agency is “assuming people can telework,” according to a report from Federal News Radio. “We’re assuming mobile work, …

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USDA Seeks 40% of Staff Teleworking by 2013

The Agriculture Department hopes to have 40 percent of eligible employees teleworking by the end of 2012, according to a case study by the Telework Exchange. USDA has more more than 58,000 teleworkers, a sharp increase from 16,000 teleworkers last year. The case study says USDA has revamped its telework …

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Agencies Need Guidance on Telework, Report Says

Federal agencies failed to coordinate on unscheduled telework policies for employees and government guidance does not clearly instruct agencies on incorporating the practice, the Government Accountability Office said in a July 22 report. In March, the Office of Personnel Management began to allow employees to request unscheduled leave or unscheduled …

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OPM Telework: More than 5 Percent of Federal Workers Phone it In

As the winter weather has turned federal workers into potential teleworkers today, the Office of Personnel Management is highlighting new numbers that show teleworking is increasing across the federal government and bringing higher job satisfaction with it. According to an OPM report on teleworking the agency submitted to Congress, the …

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Interior Dept., Federal Agencies Follow Private Sector’s Lead in Using iPads

The Interior Department is conducting a limited “pilot study” into the use of iPads to boost productivity and efficiency, Nextgov reports. Andrew Jackson, deputy assistant secretary for technology, information and business services said individual Interior Department agencies purchased the tablet devices for staff who travel or telework often. Jackson, himself, …

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