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Teleworkers: Orphans of the storm

Do you envy your colleagues who telework from home no traffic, no hassle, even no clothes at times? Well, maybe you should consider what they are doing when you are permitted to stay home, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 02:00am EST

Mobile, telework create potential savings, increase productivity at agencies

Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy -- and economic -- solution for some agencies.

Tags: Brian McGrath , George Jakabcin , A New Era in Technology , mobile , technology , cybersecurity , Virtualization , In Depth , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Census Bureau , TIGTA , cloud

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:07pm EST
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The status of telework in the federal government

Jennifer Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the the status of telework in the federal government.
January 24, 2014

Tags: workforce , OPM , Jennifer Mattingley , Ron Sanders , Booz Allen Hamilton , Kate Lister , Global Work Analytics , Tyler Robinson , Young Government Leaders , Kimberly Wells , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 01/24/2014, 10:33pm EST
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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 , management , Telework Enhancement Act

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

GSA unveils new approach to office space

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions. DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative. Read the full story.

Tags: GSA , federal buildings

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:48am EDT

FERC putting mobility at the center of IT upgrades

Sanjay Sardar, FERC's chief information officer, said the agency is building from the Telework Enhancements Act of 2010 to increase access to data and apps.
September 5, 2013

Tags: Sanjay Sardar , FERC , mobility , technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , cloud

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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OPM pushes telework for March on Washington anniversary

The Office of Personnel Management is pushing federal agencies to allow their employees to telework Wednesday to help ease traffic congestion stemming from the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. The federal government will remain open on Aug. 28.

Tags: OPM , Elaine Kaplan , March on Washington , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/26/2013, 03:28pm EDT

Tiny DoD office earns only federal award for workplace flexibility

Out of 300 employers to be recognized for creating flexible workplaces this year, the William Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies is the only federal entity that made the cut.

Tags: DoD , workforce , workplace flexibility , William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies , Jeff Murphy , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/19/2013, 05:25am EDT

Incomplete data, missing deadlines hinder agencies' telework goals

The Office of Personnel Management needs to beef up its role in helping agencies set goals for increasing telework, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. Under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, agencies are required to take new steps to increase the number of employees who telework -- and OPM is required to report to Congress on agencies' goals for doing so. But GAO found many new mandated reporting requirements went unmet in OPM's 2012 report to Congress, the first since the telework law went into effect.

Tags: OPM , GAO , workforce , management , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 03:19pm EDT
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Teleworking: 50 Shades of Not-So-Gray

What does the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common with telework-designated federal employees. Well for one thing they both involve voluntary torture, at least for some people, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , management

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 02:00am EDT
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