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Fed agencies in DC open Wednesday with unscheduled leave and telework in effect

Federal agency offices in the Washington, D.C., area are open Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, but employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: OPM , closure policy , workforce , operating status , snow storm

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 09:43pm EST

Snow days ain't what they used to be

Thanks to technological changes, political correctness and experience, ice, snow and weather events are handled differently than in days of yore, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , snow closings ,

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:00am EST

Don't ask GSA how many full-time teleworkers it has - it doesn't know

An inspector general audit slams the General Services Administration's telework program. It says the agency poorly tracked employees who work outside the office and the costs they incurred.

Tags: GSA , inspector general , oversight , Antonia Harris , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:00pm EST

Does winter trigger your boss' tyrant-o-meter?

During the cold weather season, it's not how much snow you get that impacts the atmosphere at your federal office as much as how the wintry weather affects your boss' attitude, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce ,

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 06:37am EST

The federal workforce year in review

Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of the "hot" federal workforce topics in 2014, and what will be the big issues in 2015.
December 19, 2014

Tags: workforce , phased retirement , cybersecurity , Presidents Management Agenda , sequestration , budget 2016 , Emily Kopp , Federal News Radio , Kellie Lunney , GovExec , Jason Briefel , FEDmanager , FEDagent , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/19/2014, 07:48pm EST
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Patent Office commissions review of telework abuse

The Patent and Trademark Office has hired the National Academy of Public Administration to review the agency's vaunted telework programs following allegations that teleworkers are falsifying their timecards and managers do not have the tools to monitor them.

Tags: Patent and Trademark Office , Peggy Focarino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , House Judiciary Committee , Todd Zinser , Emily Kopp , oversight

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:02pm EST

Tele-goofing off?

Telework and other workplace flexibilities are a good thing for government and the private sector. Rather than attempting to reverse telework programs due to a few bad apples, we should be working on fixing the problems, says Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at DHS.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ICF International , workforce , Commentary

Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:59am EDT

Robert Budens, President, Patent Office Professional Association

The telework controversy at the Patent and Trademark Office might not even be a telework problem to begin with. Poor management and misinformation might have caused it. That's according to Robert Budens, president of the Patent Office Professional Association. He explained his take on the issue on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Budens , Patent Office Professional Association , USPTO , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:15pm EDT
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PTO's telework troubles open new pothole in feds' road to success

The Patent and Trademark Office's challenges demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Experts say PTO's challenges are part of the growing pains of telework.

Tags: management , PTO , Commerce Department , Todd Zinser , Laura Horn , Kate Lister , Frank Wolf , Todd Elmer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:51am EDT
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