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OPM Director John Berry says he wants to increase the percentage of feds who telework.
During the recent February blizzards, the federal government closed for a record four and a half days. But some agencies were able to keep working, even though many of their workers were stranded in their homes by 4-foot plus snow drifts. Now, officials are taking stock of how teleworking made it possible to keep the part of the government running in spite of the weather.
Your agency Telework Coordinator is about to be your new bff.
Census grabs a statistical snapshot of US teleworkers.
Teleworkers worked hard during the snow storms. Many worked hard just to be able to telework.
If Uncle Sam told you to stay home during the recent blizzard you still get paid, unless you are part of the gigantic army of federal civilian contract employees for whom the rule is "no work, no pay." Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.
Teleworking is like that old song Home On The Range: When the subject is working from home, seldom is heard a discouraging word, right? Not always. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says some feds have found a darkside to telecommuting.
Understanding the long term consequences for government policy is not a regular part of the federal diet, but it should be.
Thanks to 14 federally approved and fully equipped "remote teleworking locations," Feds in Virginia and Maryland were able to work remotely.
Berry tells Federal News Radio that he considered many factors before deciding to call for a delayed opening/unscheduled leave. He stressed that he was under no political pressure to do so, and expressed his desire to use the entire week as a reason to push for an increase in teleworking throughout the federal government.