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Online Training

Through web-based training, OPM covers the essentials of telework to ensure that all Federal employees have access to the training they need to be motivated and effective teleworkers. Telework 101 for Employees and Telework 101 for Managers are available on OPM’s Manager’s Corner, a site that contains a wide array of tools, training courses, and resources to assist in enhancing HR related technical and leadership competencies for all Federal leaders — supervisors, managers and executives.

Find Agency Coordinators

Whether you want to telework, are currently teleworking, or are managing teleworkers—if you have questions about telework, your best resource is your agency Telework Coordinators and Telework Managing Officer.

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Telework Report to Congress

The report shows that a growing number of agencies use telework as a strategic tool and are poised to achieve significant cost savings while meeting goals, achieving mission, and serving the American people.

If I am a new Federal employee, can I start teleworking immediately?

News & Announcements

Sep 09

OPM Encourages Telework and Other Workplace Flexibilities during the 2015 Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Washington, DC

President Obama will welcome his Holiness Pope Francis to the Washington, DC metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24.  The Federal Government in the Washington, DC, area will remain “OPEN” during these 3 days. 

To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies are urged to permit employees to use their workplace flexibility options.  Accordingly, OPM strongly encourages agencies to allow employees to telework to keep the government operating while helping to minimize traffic congestion and support law enforcement efforts during this event.

For more details, read the Impact of 2015 Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis on Washington, DC, Commuters memo.

Attracting and retaining employees who are more productive and engaged through flexible workplace policies is not just good for business or for our economy – it’s good for our families and our future.”
President Barack Obama