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How To Lie With Statistics

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism, but if you steal from many it’s research. So I guess we’re guilty of the latter. And we’d be guilty of plagiarism too, if I didn’t properly attribute the idea to Milton Wizner. But I digress. The point here is that while doing our research we’ve found a few problems with the Federal telework numbers. Many agencies,...

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Federal Telework Report Released by OPM
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Federal Telework Report Released by OPM

The 2012 Status of Telework in the Federal Government report to congress produced by the Office of management and Budget is available online. Telework Enhancement Act was signed in December  of 2010, and all 87 agencies report that they had established telework policies as required by the act, but a quarter of the programs didn’t meet Telework Act requirements according to the report. While 684,000...

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Extra work for telecommuters?
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Extra work for telecommuters?

Back in 2008 the Department of Veterans Affairs pissed off Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) when they assigned attorneys who telework an extra 140 hours of work a year compared to their office-bound colleagues. They’ve done it again in 2012, and violated the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 in the process, by limiting the number of  attorney’s who are allowed to work to 140. This effectively puts...

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Telework Named As Strategy in Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a long overdue transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The bill spells good news for telework. Although the majority of telework advocacy programs have been funded with Department Of Transportation money, prior transportation bills didn’t specifically mention telecommuting programs or projects. But this one does. Telework related efforts will be eligible for funding as...

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Scott McNealy On Telework

Scott McNealy, Founder and Former CEO of Sun Microsystems, gave the keynote address at the 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium in Sacramento. This video is the entire 57-minute keynote speech and includes some interesting history about Sun, advice for organizations and employees contemplating telework, and a few of his outspoken political views. All worth your time, we think.


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