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House rejects telework bill

The House on Thursday voted down HR 1722, the Telework Improvements Act. It would have greatly expand the ability of federal workers to telework. The bill failed because the measure failed to win a two-thirds majority of the lawmakers voting.

Tags: management , pay & benefits , John Sarbanes , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 , House of Representatives , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 02:41pm EDT
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OPM's Foley details "Results Only Work Environment"

Most of the Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing centered on the Office of Personnel Management's new 'Results Only Work Environment' pilot program.

Tags: In Depth , management , pay and benefits , Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Man , Daniel Akaka , OPM , John Berry , Jonathan Foley , ROWE , workplace , Deloitte ,

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:25pm EDT

USPTO opens up about telework success

Out of a total of approximately 5,300 PTO staffers who have both the authorization and the technical capability to telework, 91 staffers telework three days a week; 165 work two days a week from home; 2,700 who work from home one day a week; and finally 2,300 staff who are "hotelers", who do the majority of their work from their homes, and only come into PTO headquarters once a week or once every two weeks. Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor at PTO, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , USPTO , Danette Campbell , best practices

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 10:36am EDT
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OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule

During this Public Service Recognition Week, officials across the federal government are aware of the need to attract and retain the best and brightest workers. But how do you do that for a new generation of workers who have expectations and needs beyond a paycheck and some good benefits? The Office of Personnel Management offered details on one of their new workplace initiatives for a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Tags: management , P&B , Senate Subcommitee on Oversight of Government Mana , Daniel Akaka , OPM , John Berry , Jonathan Foley , ROWE , workplace , Deloitte , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:50am EDT
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Teleworking, AWS & The Reluctant Boss

When it comes to teleworking, is your boss with the program or is he or she still waiting to celebrate the 21st century? Congress is looking for been-there-done-that teleworking experience and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has examples of what does and does not work.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , AWS

Friday - 04/30/2010, 04:00am EDT

White House promising more attention to 508

Special advisor the President Kareem Dale is refocusing agency efforts to make sure Web sites and other technology meets the accessibility law. The CIO Council also is looking at technology issues for people with disabilities. Dale says Justice also is working on a new survey of how agencies are complying with Section 508.

Tags: technology , Kareem Dale , White House , CIO Council , Telework Exchange , Section 508 ,

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Feds learning sustainability begins with them

OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.

Tags: management , Martha Johnson , John Berry , OPM , GSA , Interior , Treasury , Earth Day , sustainability , green ,

Friday - 04/23/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Teleworking: Anecdotal to Actuality

Friday and Monday are the most popular telework days in government. So are you doing your thing from your home computer or are you at work work? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got the latest saga in the telework marathon.

Tags: Mike Causey , P&B , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , John Sarbanes , OPM

Friday - 04/23/2010, 04:00am EDT

GSA lays out telework strategy

Phase 1 has already begun in expanding telework in the federal government.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , GSA , Casey Coleman , IRMCO , HSPD-12 , VOIP ,

Monday - 04/19/2010, 02:57am EDT

Federal Retiree - Social Security Benefits Flatline

Federal retirees didn't get a cost of living adjustment this year. What's the outlook for a COLA in 2011? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey rates the chances as somewhere between slim and none.

Tags: P&B , COLA , Mike Causey , Social Security , federal retirees , John Sarbanes , Frank Wolf

Friday - 04/16/2010, 04:00am EDT
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