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Teleworking
has never been more important.
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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

Apr 12

NEW Training Available: Introduction to Leave, Workplace Flexibilities, and Work-Life Program

The Introduction to Leave, Work-Life, and Workplace Flexibilities course is now available on HR University.  This online training is designed for managers and employees seeking to understand, access, and use the vast resources and flexible workplace options available in the Federal Government.

Additionally, OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert recently released the New HR University Course Supports Workplace Flexibilities blog in recognition of this training and on the subjects of National Women’s History Month, Work-Life, and Workplace Flexibilities.

Mar 16

OPM Encourages Telework and Other Workplace Flexibilities during the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC

On Thursday, March 31 through Friday, April 1, 2016, President Obama will welcome world leaders from more than 50 nations and four international organizations at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC.  The Federal Government in the Washington, DC, area will remain “OPEN” during this period.

To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is urging agencies to permit employees to use their workplace flexibility options.  Accordingly, OPM strongly encourages agencies to allow employees to telework to keep the Federal Government operating while helping to minimize traffic congestion and support law enforcement efforts during this event.  Employees may also request to use their alternative work schedule day off, annual leave, leave without pay, previously earned compensatory time off, and/or earned credit hours under a flexible work schedule.

For more details, read the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC Memorandum

More Announcements

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