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Teleworking is great for email, phone calls, and futzing with documents online. But what about the detailed collaboration needed to keep your agency or company’s projects moving along properly?
As the Trump administration urges agencies to expand telework to employees at “higher risk” of exposure to coronavirus, the Education Department has taken steps to relax limits on how often employees can work from home.
Bob Tobias, a professor at American University, says next-year’s budget proposal from the White House is enough to make some feds say, “Stop the world, I want to get off.”
DHS morale numbers are unlikely to rise without significant reforms on multiple levels.
The Department of Homeland Security has launched an employee and family readiness council that senior leaders believe are addressing workforce engagement challenges.
Results from the most recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey showed that less than half of federal employees are satisfied with their senior leadership.
Officials considering federal telework program changes first might want to check the press clippings about the Social Security Administration’s decision, or read results of a survey of Education Department workers.
The Education Department changed its telework policy last year, requiring most employees to show up to the office at least four days a week, which the agency justified as an effort to “enhance collaboration.”
If there is an electrified third-rail within the nation’s largest employer, Uncle Sam Inc., it is teleworking.