New Telework Bill Would Make Government Leaner
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  • Dellisious

    I don’t really understand this bill. Most civil servants telework regularly under the status quo. In my view, this is actually to the detriment of work product, as it is much harder to work collaboratively and talk things through when working telephonically. But what does this have to do with travel? Currently, civil servants will telework to do things like argue court motions and take depositions. How will these needs disappear? And what do they have to do with telework?

    • Andrew Allison

      You are mistaken. I’m married to a civilian employee of DoD (which has a formal “Instruction” to encourage telework), whose agency has a policy of refusing telework requests. The problem is simple: since managers are not eligible, they deny it to their subordinates.

  • ojfl

    I like the bill but I do not like the characterization that this Congress is unproductive. We should not characterize productivity by the amount of bills a Congress passes.

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