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  • Fat Chance
    Within 5 minutes of being notified I might be eligible to telework, the office supervisor sent an e-mail stating, the only ones eligible to telework were superviors. As with any new program, the intent is good but management will ensure poor execution.
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  • Go/No Go
    We were notified we were eligible to telework but were told there would be NO occupational telework and limited situational telework. So, no change from status quo.
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  • teleworking is a part of COOP
    Not sure what you guys do, but having some segment of the workforce both capable of, and regularly Teleworking is an important part of COOP planning. Again, depending on what you are doing, my belief is that those supervisors are doing a disservice to the intent of this legislation, and to the American taxpayer by continuing with the status quo. Teleworking, for those positions where it is relevant, is not just a perk for the privilege of supervisors, it's necessary to maintaining continuity in the event of a national disaster. Supervisors that don't see the applicability of this logic, are nothing less than short-sighted.
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  • reality
    I'll follow-up by saying that from a practical standpoint, OPM should build in some metric that grades supervisors AND/OR agencies based on how many or what percentage of their staff telework. As with anything "government" one would have to be careful to structure this so that the rule of unintended consequences doesn't kick in by suprise. The reality though is that many supervisor and agency will have to be incentivized to "play ball." Otherwise, what's the point in trying something different. I'll tell you how it is where I work. The supervisor only began teleworking when we could ALL telework. It was all or nothing, and if it goes away it'll be all or nothing. I happen to work for a remarkable government supervisor though.
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  • telework
    and if your agency has not notified its employees by the June 7 date, then what?
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  • No Notifications Here
    I work for a Defense Agency inside the Beltway. We have received no individual notification either verbally or in writing to advise us whether or not we are eligible for telework. We do have some individuals in the agency who are currently teleworking by request, but the application of the telework rules is inconsistent within the agency. Current logic in my department is that if you do not do the type of work that can be physically counted (i.e., processing X number of vouchers per day), your request for telework will be denied. So, if you push pieces of paper that can be counted, you may telework. Employees whose jobs are based on analysis may not telework.
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