Temper your optimism: DoD, which employs a third of Federal Civilian Employees is absent from the report, and at the one command with which I am familiar, it has been policy to routinely deny any requests by civilian employees to telework.
I’m with Andrew on this one. This report is all well and good, but how many individual teleworking employees does it cover? The unions and the managers both conspire to severely limit access to the program. Bosses can’t trust employees and unions don’t want the bodies absent from the work place because it damages their ability to complain about abusive treatment.
The FEDS don’t have a whole lot of credibility at present so you have to question the idea they are leading the way anywhere but purgatory. Actually TAI you should wonder if this hurts telework by association.
Wasn’t that EPA guy who claimed he was CIA but actually didn’t do any work at all the ultimate Federal Teleworker?