With the passage of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, Federal agencies now are mandated to adhere to a government-wide framework of telework policies and procedures and provide more telework opportunities to the estimated 1.2 million Federal employees eligible for the work arrangement.
If you have a telework agreement in place, you may need to telework on days when the Federal Government's operating status is not OPEN. Or you may be seeking the flexibility of completing your workday without getting out on hazardous roads to travel to the office. Either way, a little preparation helps you to get the most from your day at home.
A column highlighting recent telework news.
The Telework Exchange Spring Town Hall Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The full-day program features two tracks that will address current technology and management concerns for the Federal government workforce.
The first annual National Telework Work, held on February 14-18, 2011, proved a huge success, with 39,498 employees from 270 private, public, and non-profit organizations across the country pledging to telework during the event.
In mid-February, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its annual Status of Telework Report to Congress and stated that the work arrangement has strong momentum behind it as the Federal government begins implementing the requirements of the recently signed Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.