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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

Nov 11

Celebrating a Culture of Work-Life Balance and Wellness Blog

"From telework to employee assistance programs to free preventive health programs, there are many resources and tools available to employees to help them succeed in their work and their personal lives."

In this blog, OPM Deputy Associate Director Steve Shih discusses the importance of work-life programs in the Federal Government and shares three ways agencies, leaders, and employees can support and practice work-life success.

Read the Celebrating a Culture of Work-Life Balance and Wellness today!


Oct 27

2014-2015 Telework Data Call

The 2014 - 2015 Telework Call for Data will be available in early November.  The information in the call for data is required in the Telework Enhancement Act and is reported to Congress.  Agency telework managing officers and telework coordinators who have been designated as the points of contact for the survey will be notified shortly via email and will be provided individual passwords to enter their data into a web-based form.  For more information, review the 2014-2015 Telework Data Call Memo.

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