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Search Tags: Telework Enhancement Act
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.
The General Services Administration will announce a new policy that expands its telework and mobility options for employees.
While agencies and employees are reaping the benefits of telework, many frontline supervisors remain reluctant. They have to learn to manage the work, not the workers, experts say.
Cynthia Henderson is a leadership development expert, coach and trainer.
The administration's new memo instructs agencies to secure the information, programs and networks used by employees working outside the office, and to prevent employees from using government resources to access porn.
Under the Telework Enhancement Act, agencies were supposed to have told their employees by Tuesday whether they were allowed to telework. OPM said telework coordinators say they have processes in place to meet the law's requirements. A new survey finds the law having an impact on telecommuting across the government.
Don't let the paperwork scare you off.
OPM reports a rise in teleworking from 2008 - 2009. The survey shows satisfaction among feds who do telework, but reveals barriers that are keeping others from doing so. One Congressman hopes the new law will turn interest in telework into practice.
The recent passage of the Telework Enhancement Act substantially changes the status of telework throughout government. But how? We get details from Dr. Scott Overmyer, author of a new study.
Now that the Telework Enhancement Act has been passed, what comes next? Find out what agencies are expected to do now. Host Bill Bransford talks with Cindy Auten of Telework Exchange and Paul Rowson of WorldatWork.
January 7, 2011