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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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Do you lie about your commute time?

We all know getting from here to there, especially during rush hour, can be time consuming, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Why lie about it?

Tags: Mike Causey , commuting , workforce

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 07:04am EDT

OPM urges DC federal agencies to allow telework during US-Africa Leaders Summit

The Office of Personnel Management is recommending teleworking for agencies Aug. 4-6, to avoid road restrictions and delays caused by the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Due to the size of the event, OPM expects heavy traffic congestion in the city during the three days and suggests employees and agencies leaders prepare.

Tags: Office of Personnel Management , US-Africa Leaders Summit , workforce , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Stephanie Wasko

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 03:55pm EDT

Obama gives feds right to request more flexible work options

Federal employees now have the right to request a more flexible work schedule and managers must "carefully" consider those requests, President Barack Obama told agency heads in a June 23 memo on expanding workplace flexibility in the federal government. The memo, which coincided with a White House conference on working families, also encourages agency heads to expand flexible workplace policies, such as telework, alternative work schedules and temporary part-time duty "to the maximum extent practicable."

Tags: workforce , management , workplace flexibility , Barack Obama , Mike Aitken , SHRM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 01:37pm EDT

Telework brings out underlying trust issues in federal workforce

Trust boils down to workers demonstrating a sense of reliability and consistency. With reliability and consistency, "people begin to depend on each other to get things done in the workplace." Without it, an agency can be doomed, says Michael Gelles of Deloitte.

Tags: Trust Redefined , Michael Gelles , Federal Drive , Deloitte , background checks , work-life balance

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:03am EDT
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TIGTA's telework success sprouts savings, changes in other IT areas

George Jakabcin, the chief information officer for Treasury's Inspector General for Tax Administration, said a top priority is reducing how many printer and copier devices his office supports, while also improving the network experience for employees no matter where they are working.
May 2, 2014

Tags: technology , George Jakabcin , Treasury IG for Tax Administration , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:19am EDT
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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , DHS , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Convergence in storage systems

Dave Gwyn and Chris Howard from Nutanix will discuss how their company can help you design and manage your agency's data centers.
March 25, 2014

Tags: technology , IT modernization , cloud computing , big data , data management , Virtualization , data storage , Nutanix , Dave Gwyn , Chris Howard , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 09:35pm EDT
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