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Federal Telework Report Released by OPM

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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HHS Speech Leads With Our Numbers

Ned Holland, Assistant Secretary for Administration at Health and Human Services spoke at a recent Telework Exchange luncheon. He led off by essentially reading the entire introduction from our whitepaper titled The State of Telework in the U.S.. We were flattered, and particularly enjoyed his admonition to federal managers not to make a federal case of telework – just do it. There’s a video of the speech...

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Earth Day By The Numbers – Statistics on Telework And How It Contributes

Earth Day By The Numbers – Statistics on Telework And How It Contributes

Telecommuters (employees who work at home) out-number employees who use mass transit in 12 of the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The latest Census data we looked at also shows that Atlanta squeaked past San Diego and took the lead as the metro area with the most telecommuters overall – but San Diego still has a huge lead when it comes to Federal employees who...

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Where Do You Get Workplace News?

Where Do You Get Workplace News?

If you have a minute, and we really do mean just a minute, we’re curious what website you go to for federal government news and where you go for telework news. Click here and you’ll go to SurveyMonkey where you’ll find two click, click questions. Thank you in advance!


The Work At Home Friday’s Movement

The Work At Home Friday’s Movement

Citrix Online* Splashtop has used some of our research for yet another interesting infographic, and we love it. This one is about the advantages of just one-day-a-week telework. Good stuff! They tell me there’s more coming, so friend them at Facebook to stay in touch. * Apologies to Splashtop. They deserve the credit for the cool info graphic. Not sure why we credited Citrix…I think they...

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Workplace Change

Workplace Change

Mad Men is a dramatic television series that focuses on people at a New York ad agency back in the 1960s. It’s critically acclaimed for historical authenticity and for how it shows the changing social attitudes of our country in that era. The folks at Citrix Online were struck by the changes over the last 50 years in how (and where) people work and produced...

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Happy Telework Week (In Case You Didn’t Remember)

Happy Telework Week (In Case You Didn’t Remember)

This probably isn’t the best time to bring this up, celebrating Telework Week and all. But mobile workers are multi-taskers, and multi-taskers are losing their minds. Stanford researchers found that people who multi-task (46% of teleworkers say they juggle 3 or 4 things at a time) force their minds to switch rapidly between activities. Duh, you say, that’s why it’s called multi-tasking. Yeah, but here’s...

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Face Time Does Not Equal Productive Time

Face Time Does Not Equal Productive Time

Since the late 1940s, “Let’s get together and brainstorm,” has been the war cry of eager bands of problem-solvers. Today, middle managers argue against telework because they claim people have to get together to come up with creative solutions. Famously promoted by Alex Osborne, a partner in an ad firm (the O in BBDO), brainstorming is considered the best way for groups to find solutions....

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Extra work for telecommuters?

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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