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Telework News

DoD revises its telework policy

DOD wanted telework to be available to the maximum number of civilian workers without affecting readiness.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:59am EDT

IT executives see telework storm on the horizon

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.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:07am EDT
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Contractors chart path for 'bring your own device' programs

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.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:48pm EDT
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Telework Week could draw as many as 50,000 stay-at-home workers

Today begins Telework Week where federal employees are being encouraged to work from alternative sites.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:03am EST
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VA comes under fire for telework policy

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.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:30am EST
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Unscheduled leave, telework in effect in D.C. region

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.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 12:38pm EST

Survey: Telework still elusive at many agencies

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.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 06:50am EST

New generation of feds advancing telework, expert says

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.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:37am EST
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OPM online training course aims to make telework more accessible

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.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 04:05pm EST

TIGTA upgrading network to handle new mobile requirements

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)

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:26pm EST
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Top federal telework issues of 2011

Cindy Auten, general manager at the Telework Exchange, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with a look at the top issues of teleworking at federal agencies.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 10:21am EST
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How your IT shop can help/hurt your telework plans

Is your IT shop actively involved in your telework program? Here's a few reason they should be.

Sunday - 12/18/2011, 10:46pm EST

Feds plan to shell out more money to get to work

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.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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Library of Congress, TIGTA offer telework security lessons

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.

Sunday - 12/11/2011, 11:01pm EST

Getting the most out of telework

Experts give tips on how they are making telework work for them.

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 06:11pm EST

Work is Something You Do, Not Somewhere You Go: The Continued Case for Teleworking

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.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 03:52pm EST
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Top tips for managing teleworkers

Are you a federal manager? Then you need these 13 tips for managing the new crop of teleworkers in your office.

Sunday - 11/27/2011, 08:56pm EST

Telework implementation not moving fast enough

A majority of government and private sector IT executives don't believe the federal government is moving quick enough when it comes to telework, according to the results of a new survey.

Sunday - 11/20/2011, 08:50pm EST

Employer hiring forums

Sandy Smith, director of Arlington Virginia's BRAC Transition Center, and Sam Phipps, deputy BRAC coordinator for Arlington County will talk about federal transition services.
November 18, 2011(Encore presentation November 25, 2011)

Friday - 11/18/2011, 07:44pm EST
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Telework could cause employee exhaustion

Employees with high levels of work-family conflict, may be negatively impacted by telework, according to a new study.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 11:54am EST
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