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Department of Homeland Security

ENFORCE TELEWORK POLICY

Employees must be allowed to telework unless a manager can prove they are unsuitable. The burden of proof should be on the agency. Just as some managers refused to hire Blacks or women in the past until agencies enforced EEO laws; we now have managers refusing to comply with President Obama's telework directive just because they don't feel like doing so. Telework will not become an effective tool in government operations... more »

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Department of Justice

Relationship Skills/Conflict Management Seminars

Studies have shown that poor relationships often lead to poor performance. Create seminars to help employees enhance their relationship skills (e.g. conflict management, how to foster positive relationships, etc.). This could be taught by federally employed mental health professionals at little or no cost.

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Legislative Branch

Virtualized Infrastructure for Software Development

Implement virtual software development environments for agency employees and contractors. Proven technology is available for this solution, and it saves money, encourages telework, increases security of the organization network, and decreases the loss of software work product.

1. Saves money: Virtual environments allow thrifty use of computer hardware. The virtualization software allocates centralized resources as necessary,... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Mandate telework & reduce costs of leasing, utilities, etc.

Mandate units that can telework to allow their people to do this full time. Stop leasing expensive office space and paying utilities, telephone, housekeeping, etc. Only maintain offices/conference rooms for Directors so they & their supervisors can hold periodic team or one-on-one meetings with their staff. An alternative approach would be to institute office/desk-sharing for people who are teleworking. Base employee's... more »

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