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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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Engagement & leadership development across the federal workforce

Fred Steckler, the CAO at the US. Patent and Trademark Office, discusses his agency's number one ranking in the latest Best Places to Work in Government survey, and Deloitte's David Dye and Katherine Ryan talk about employee management and how to engage the workforce.
March 21, 2014

Tags: workforce , management , USPTO , Fred Steckler , Best Places to Work in the Federal Government , David Dye , Katherine Ryan , Deloitte , employee motivation , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 03/21/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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Teleworkers vs. commuters: Pick your poison!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: When federal agencies tell employees to stay home because of bad weather, is it fair to require others to telework from home?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

The morning after the week that was...

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Should teleworkers get time off too when their commuting colleagues get a snow day? Or does teleworking mean you work while others rest or play?

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Federal Report

Monday - 03/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Are you suffering from Laptop Amnesia?

Did you ever use the time-honored, dog-ate-my-homework excuse in school? Now that you are a grown-up, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know if the excuse du jour has switched to laptop amnesia on snow days.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 02:00am EST

Teleworking: The downside

Back in the day, teleworking was an unusual perk that many bosses didn't like. Today lots of people are doing it, but some of them say it has a downside, especially during snowstorms, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce ,

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 02:00am EST
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