Telework Is Teleworkin' Feds Blazing the Telework Trail
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) just submitted a report this week to Congress detailing the status of federal telework, and contained within were encouraging signs for the still-growing phenomenon. The number of federal employees with signed telework agreements—a prerequisite, according to the TEA, for working remotely—nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012. The number of employees considered telework-eligible increased a whopping 49 percent, and the number of federal workers actually teleworking jumped 24 percent. When it comes to telework, the private sector could learn a thing or two from the feds.