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Telework Policy

A need for a federal mandated teleworker policy is needed. The savings using tele-working has been substantiated across the board. With todays technology, working from home is a no brainier and the cost and employee moral savings alone is extensive. Consolidated federal work space should be the norm and workers should be encouraged to work from home on a normal schedule.

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Support telework/flexiplace in practice, not just theory

Supervisors often discourage employees off-the-record -- usually through an unofficial verbal disapproval so there's no record of them not supporting a cost-saving program -- from exercising the option to participate in the telework program. Some forward-thinking organizations are supportive and the program works well. Managers in other organizations, however, have the mentality that they need to see their people to... more »

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shared workstations for teleworkers, implement telework broadly

Extend beyond the rhetoric of telework and acutally implement widespread telework opportunities and arrangements for eligible and capable employees throughout the federal government. Consulting and some private companies have permitted teleworking for eligible and capable employees while reducing costs associated with indiviudal work spaces. On days when employees are in office for meetings, they use common or shared... more »

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Make Telework a reality, not just a deceptive “check in the box”

Everyone seems to support Telework, yet very few employees participate, and if they do, it’s for one day a month, or something just as silly. I once heard OPM director John Berry state that he envisions a Federal employee that can telework with their gov’t issued computer pool side, or at the beach…as long as they’re getting their work done. Getting over the stigma of “working from home” when not really working while... more »

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Allow for appropriate use of telecommute

Telecommuting needs to be treated as business-as-usual practice, not just a "priviledge" or allowed only for exceptional cases. There are certain times of the year where my team is mainly sitting in their offices reviewing documents, not holding meetings that require us to be onsite. All of my team members have a commute of at least 45 minutes to an hour, so telecommuting even for a couple of days a week would be substantial... more »

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