Many agencies and departments are likely leasing space in expensive office buildings. By achieving a higher proportion of employees who can either telework full time or work from their homes two or more days per week, the government can reduce the square footage of leased office space by having employees "time-share" multi-use offices when they do have to come into the office. This would be a "win-win" work-life situation that many employees would support. A survey of current telework percentages could be done to identify and calculate the potential increased telework, and therefore the potential reduced square footage of office space. The cost savings would stem from reduced energy expenditures and from reduced space lease payments.
Idea No. 9489