Following the recent rollback of telework agreements at the Education and Agriculture departments, two D.C.-area lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at protecting and expanding existing agency telework agreements.
A strike by D.C.-area bus and subway personnel could give opponents of teleworking a taste of what the government would face in the event of a major weather event, natural disaster or terrorist attack.
In a new, exclusive online survey by Federal News Radio nearly 70 percent of respondents said they are very or somewhat concerned about possible changes to telework policies.
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Heather White, federal employment lawyer and partner at the Federal Practice Group, thinks the proposed merger of the departments of Labor and Education may be a pretext to eliminate some of the functions of those agencies, water down their missions, and possibly even downsize their workforces.
With telework agreements scaled back at USDA and Education Department, the future of telework agreements at other agencies may also hang in the balance.
After spending years building its telework policy into one of the most popular programs of its kind, the Education Department will significantly reduce the ability of its employees to work from home.
This time one year ago lobbyists who represent feds and retirees were quietly hoping that Congress would tear off only a couple of chunks from the embattled Federal Employees Retirement System. Then a funny thing happened on the way: Nothing.
After a year and a half of study, the White House rolled out what it says would be the most ambitious restructuring in the federal government’s history.
Trump administration proposes merging the education and labor departments as part of a broader government overhaul plan