Department of Transportation

Mandatory telework 50% of the time.

Telework is currently at the discretion of first line managers and their managers. If they would allow all personnel who meet the telework requirements to work from home 50% of the time, then government would reduce the need to rent buildings for office space. Federal buildings that would become available with office space, after consolidation of telework personnel, could be rented out to private companies/organizations. This would provide revenue to the government while reducing the cost by telework. The telework should be mandated for 50% at least, this way you could alternate every week or have people come in for two days one week and three days the next. In some cases you could have the person telework all the time and only come in for meetings when necessary.

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Idea No. 10651