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Telework News

Need to 'rally the troops' stymies spread of telework

Some managers find it difficult to lead employees working outside of the building. But hesitant leaders can find comfort in setting realistic expectations based on information gathered while employees are in the office.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:17am EDT
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POLL: Who are the problem teleworkers?

Who are the "problem teleworkers?" Is a certain age group more likely to abuse the privilege of teleworking? Take the poll and tell us if you believe a particular age group is the most likely to abuse teleworking?

Monday - 07/09/2012, 04:46pm EDT

Number of federal teleworkers hits all-time high

OPM sends Congress 2011 report on number of employees teleworking. This is the first report since the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 became law. PTO, GSA, HHS, Education and Treasury are among the leaders in percentage of eligible employees working outside the office.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:28am EDT
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Debilitating storm? No sweat for teleworking feds

While some federal agencies in Washington, D.C., struggled to get their work done on Monday due to power outages caused by a recent storm, thousands of Patent and Trademark Office employees worked remotely as part of the agency's successful teleworking plan.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 01:29pm EDT
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Meeting Your Telework Goals using Client Virtualization Solutions

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?

Monday - 06/11/2012, 02:38pm EDT
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Telework and Cloud Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications Director of Federal Sales Russell Brodsky will talk about telework and collaboration is changing at your agency.
May 28, 2012

Monday - 05/28/2012, 11:33pm EDT
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Video: More feds are teleworking, report says

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.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Technology no longer a barrier to telework, experts say

Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:21am EDT

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
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