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What are the telework policy drivers, mandates and updates, and the technology that is being accepted and deployed at various agencies to support the telework mission enablement to the next generation of the mobile platform?
Siemens Enterprise Communications Director of Federal Sales Russell Brodsky will talk about telework and collaboration is changing at your agency.
May 28, 2012
The Telework Exchange released a report last week saying that feds who participated in the 2012 Telework Week saved more than $5.6 million. The report not only showed a greater adoption of teleworking, but that feds were leading the way.
Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.
DOD wanted telework to be available to the maximum number of civilian workers without affecting readiness.
Forty-five percent of the IT executives polled in for the 2012-2013 Telework/Mobile IT Almanac expected to see an increase in part-time mobile workers over the next two years and 59 percent anticipated more regular teleworkers.
Federal agencies may be behind the times when it comes to "bring your own device" programs for employees, but federal contractors have been doing it for years. Sheila Jordan from Cisco told the Federal Drive about her company's program, security concerns and benefits beyond savings.
Today begins Telework Week where federal employees are being encouraged to work from alternative sites.
AFGE has accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to expand telework opportunities despite a new law designed to encourage the practice. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has demanded an explanation. Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda said managers aren't convinced that telework is good for the agency.
Federal government offices in the D.C. region remain open today but unscheduled leave and unscheduled telework are in effect due to light snow in the forecast.
Many agencies are not as gung-ho on telework as the Obama Administration or lawmakers would have it, according to a recent Congressional Research Service survey. The Department of Veterans Affairs allows just one-tenth of its employees to telework. At other agencies, most workers who are eligible to telework do not.
Tom Simmons, an expert on federal telework initiatives and vice president for Federal Systems at Citrix Systems, says that while the Telework Enhancement Act made greater mobility a mandate, a cultural shift in the workforce may be a driving factor behind an increase teleworking.
The Office of Personnel Management has updated the telework training offered through Telework.gov. Agencies must provide telework training to employees who are able and willing to work outside the office before the two parties sign a telework agreement. The upgrades will allow agencies to track which employees use and complete the training, according to the memo.
George Jakabcin, the agency's CIO, said every employee will get a new laptop and be able to access the network through a WiFi VPN connection. More than 80 percent of all employees work outside the office at least one day a week.
January 5, 2012(Encore presentation March 1, 2012)
Is your IT shop actively involved in your telework program? Here's a few reason they should be.
Without Congressional action, the public transit benefit that many federal employees use to take the subway, bus or vanpool to work will decrease on Jan. 1 from $230 to $125 per month. Feds said, for the most part, they'll continue to use mass transit even if it costs them more to get to work.
Security is a major telework concern for the Library of Congress and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. But, both agencies have found ways to make it work for them.
Experts give tips on how they are making telework work for them.
The panel will discuss, the evolving perspectives and practices of telework within the federal government and FedScoop's 2011 Telework survey and their recent study titled Telework 2011. Federal Agencies are looking at telework as a way to lower the cost of government, attract and retain top talent, enable emergency readiness plans, decrease their carbon footprint and take advantage of technology improvements to work more efficiently.