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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

Telework ready: The dark side

Teleworking is good. It saves time, money, cuts down on pollution and eliminates tardiness. It has no down side, we have been told. And yet, some telework-ready feds got a jolt last week when D.C. area government agencies shutdown for an impending blizzard and they didn't get the day off, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Monday - 03/11/2013, 02:00am EDT

D.C. federal agencies reopen Thursday

Federal government offices in the D.C. region reopened today after a snow storm left pockets of the region blanketed in snow on Wednesday.

Tags: OPM , operating status ,

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 04:25pm EST

"Everything old is new again"

Warren Master, editor of the online publication, Good Governance Worldwide will discuss telework, shared services, and budget issues with host Mark Amtower.
March 4, 2013

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Warren Master , Mark Amtower , The Public Manager , Good Governance Worldwide , ASPA , ASTD , GSA , CASU , PCMI , Amtower Off Center

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 12:07am EST
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Telework: Creating a more mobile federal workforce

Bill Bransford hosts a roundtable discussion of how teleworking can benefit your agency.
February 8, 2013

Tags: workforce , Bill Bransford , John Vivadelli , AgilQuest , Rose Stanley , World at Work , Naomi Stanford , work flexibility , Fed Talk

Friday - 02/08/2013, 06:18pm EST
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New SBA union contract emphasizes flexible work policies

The Small Business Administration and the American Federation of Government Employees inked a new three-year deal Thursday, extending a number of flexible workplace policies to more than 2,000 federal employees. Among the new benefits are streamlined telework privileges and the ability for employees to opt in to a four-day work-week with expanded hours each day.

Tags: SBA , J.David Cox , AFGE , workforce , union contract , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 06:54pm EST
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