Department of the Interior

Redefine Telecommute

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As much as we love the thought of telecommuting, I feel that there are some situations where it is abused. For example, working from the home when one has an hour or two commute can be beneficial of saving office space, helping out an employee who is sick, and saving lots of gas money. However, telecommuting from the other side of the country, and having the government pay your travel (to include air, hotel, per diem) just so one can live with their spouse is a big waste of money for the government. The only one it benefits is that employee and their spouse or significant other.

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