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Report: Nearly half of the federal workforce eligible to telework

The number of federal employees deemed eligible to telework nearly doubled last year. All told, nearly half of the entire federal workforce - more than 1 million employees - has been determined to be eligible to telework, according to an annual report to Congress from the Office of Personnel Management. OPM's report, the second since President Barack Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, also noted sizable gains in the number of agencies with telework policies in place, in the number employees who signed telework agreements governing their work outside the office and in the frequency with which they telework.

Tags: OPM , telework , management ,

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 01:03pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 19, 2012

Defense analyst Jim McAleese reviews the Defense Authorization Bill agreed on by both the Senate and the House yesterday. OPM Director John Berry says proposed rules to implement phased retirement are on the fast track. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) discusses changes that will make it easier for feds to telework. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about benefits that will help retain federal employees. Vivian Reifberg of McKinsey & Co. talks about why the current administrative transition is so important. Alex Bolton of The Hill discusses the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Tags: Jim McAleese , McAleese and Associates , John Berry , OPM , phased retirement , retirement , John Sarbanes , telework , Gerry Connolly , workforce , Vivian Riefberg , McKinsey & Co. , Alex Bolton , The Hill , Congress , fiscal cliff , COLAs , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 08:41am EST

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.

Tags: telework , workforce , management , OPM , Gil Gordon , Chuck Wilsker , Telework Coalition , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:17am EDT
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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.

Tags: IT , telework , Telework Exchange , Peter Tseronis , Casey Coleman , GSA , Energy Department , USMC , Robert Brown , Rick Engle , mobility , Michael OConnell

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

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.

Tags: VA , John Sepulveda , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , telework , workforce , management , CRS , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:30am EST
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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.

Tags: workforce , John Sarbanes , Gerald Connolly , VA , DHS , management , technology , OPM , USPTO , USDA , GSA , telework , Emily Kopp

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.

Tags: telework , Tom Simmons , Citrix Systems , Federal Drive , technology , cybersecurity , management , Green government

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.

Tags: telwork , snow policy , workforce , OPM , John Berry , Emily Kopp , training

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

Getting the most out of telework

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

Tags: Telework Center , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Hewlett-Packard , HP , Christina Morrison ,

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

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.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , OPM , information security , workforce

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