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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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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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OMB Releases Telework Security Requirements

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew issued Friday a memo to agencies that outlined the minimum security guidelines for implementing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. The memo urged agencies to ensure that cybersecurity protections for information and information systems are used while teleworking. In the memo, Lew …

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IBM Releases Telework Study

The IBM Center for the Business of Government recently released a study highlighting the progresses of government agencies’ implementation of telework opportunities. Following the passage of  “The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010,” the report examines the four agencies that have most successfully implemented telework programs and offers recommendations to federal …

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Phoning It In: Senate Passes Teleworking Bill

More federal workers could be phoning it in – in a good way, as the Senate approved new teleworking legislation Sept. 30. The bill, which is similar to one passed by the House of Representatives in July, makes all federal workers eligible to telecommute and stipulates that teleworking be part …

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Telework Bill Passes through House

The House voted 290-131 yesterday to approve the Telework Improvements Act, a legislation that allows federal employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every two administrative workweeks. Under the bill, the Office of Personnel Management would develop a telework policy for all employees in federal …

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