There’s a lot of new requirements in the telework bill Congress passed last week. Agencies will have to:
- Establish a telework policy and notify employees of their eligibility to telework within six months,
- Require teleworkers and their managers sign agreements outlining their responsibilities,
- Set up an interactive training program for employees and managers,
- Incorporate telework into their continuity of operations plans,
- Designate a Telework Managing Officer, and
- Report on their telework progress.
But will these provisions actually have an effect on the amount of teleworking that goes on in the federal government? We’d like to find out what you think. What logjams do you see that restrict teleworking opportunities, and will the bill address those? Or does the bill not tackle the real problems limiting telework?
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