The Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agency leaders to give federal workers the option to telework or take the day off for the Pope’s upcoming visit to Washington, DC.
If you are currently a supervisor in the Federal government, and there was any lingering doubt in your mind as to whether Federal agencies have entered the “Virtual Age,” the Telework Enhancement Act (TEA), signed into law on December 9, 2010, should have put those doubts to rest.
In part III of the series on managing telework, the author addresses the questions that can arise with respect to telework and inclement weather.
This is the CRS summary of HR 1722 which as become the “Telework Enhancement Act of 2010”
2010 would require each agency to establish a policy under which employees may be authorized to telework to the maximum extent possible without diminishing employee performance or agency operations.
The “Telework Enhancement Act of 2010” has been passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature. The bill is designed to increase the amount of telework performed by federal employees and establishes requirements for agencies in implementing telework throughout most of the federal government.
“Telework” is being used in federal agencies and OPM is expanding the concept through a pilot program. A majority of those responding to our recent survey have had some experience with the program. Here are their comments and reactions.
The Office of Personnel Management is conducting an experiment with a “results-oriented work environment” in which each person is “free to do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done.”
Do you have a plan mapped out for your life after retirement? This retired federal employee did not have a plan but has survived the change with some ups and downs.
Recent articles on sick leave generated a substantial response from readers. Some asked what kinds of leave federal employees can use or for more information on when sick leave can be used. Some of the righteous indignation, ethical outrage, and management concern may be heightened or alleviated after reading more about federal employee leave policies.