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Department of Energy

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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Department of Energy

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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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.... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

One phone, shared minutes

For all staff with both Blackberries and desk phones, plus any staff that telework, issue one cell phone (versus having a personal cell phone, an office Blackberry, plus a desk phone), or offer a subsidy toward using the person's personal phone for office purposes. Then, all lines should share pooled minutes (like a great big "family plan"). Having both a Blackberry (with phone service), plus a desk phone, is redundant,... more »

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Use More Telework to Reduce Office Space and energy requirements

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... more »

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Department of Defense

Integrated IT Applications & Info-Sharing Between Agencies

I work for a Navy command that uses XP, but I am forward deployed to an Army base which uses Vista. The systems will not interact with each other and prohibit the use of VPN, information sharing, and telework. There are work around solutions, but the easiest, most efficienct solution would be for DoD to all get on the same page and pick one to save money, share information, and provide solutions towards greater efficiency.... more »

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Environmental Scientist

Allow staff to agree to share offices/cubicles in exchange for teleworking 50% of the time. Not only will that reduce office expenses, it will allow better rested staff to perform better work instead of always arriving exhausted from a long commute. For our agency, it may even allow for subletting certain floors of our new building (3WFN) to the private sector.

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Legislative Branch

Environmental Scientist

Allow staff to agree to share offices/cubicles in exchange for teleworking 50% of the time. Not only will that reduce office expenses, it will allow better rested staff to perform better work instead of always arriving exhausted from a long commute. For our agency, it may even allow for subletting certain floors of our new building (3WFN) to the private sector.

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Department of Defense

Alternate Work Schedule & Telework Mandate

With roughly two million federal civilian employees, of which 15% (~300,000+) work in the Washington DC Metro area, demand put on the daily infrastructure (I-66, I-95, etc) is substantial. Currently, most personnel would work a normal 40 hour work week (5 days x 8 hours). If an AWS (Alternate Work Schedule) was put in place, where each employee would work eight, 9 hour days and one, 8 hour day per pay period, this would... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Teleworking in the 21st Century

In the past two years, my office has been relocated four times. During this time, parking at our location has become so strained that we are required to park miles off-site and take shuttle buses in. It is unlikely that this situation will be resolved in forseeable future.

For this reason, I believe that employees that do not provide medical care in a clinical setting should be allowed the option to telework from a... more »

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Department of Defense

Mandatory telework

Employees in DoD live between 10 to 50 miles away from their place of employment. If telework is made mandatory for employees working unclassified work then it would not only save on government spending with office buildings, computer connections, business phones and office supplies, but it would cut down on the foot print that many of us are causing due to the gas in our vehicles. So we will be going green as well... more »

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Department of Justice

Tele-Job Interviews

Allow applicants from anywhere to be able to interview from anywhere! Use the internet to connect interviewers and interviewees face to face with a simple webcam. This would allow for someone in Alaska to interview for a job in Washington DC. This would save travel costs and give us a wider applicant pool.

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