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What is Telework?

Telework is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center).  It is an important tool for achieving a resilient and results-oriented workforce.  At its core, telework is people doing their work at locations different from where they would normally be doing it.  This makes sense when you consider that  ‘tele’ comes from the Greek word meaning “from a distance” – when combined with work it means “work from a distance.”

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) maintains this website to provide easy access to information about telework in the Federal Government, in accordance with the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

The information contained on pertains only to Executive Branch agencies and employees.

Federal employees who have questions regarding telework are encouraged to contact their agency's Telework Coordinator and/or Telework Managing Officer.  You can find your Telework Coordinator by searching OPM's Telework Contact Tool.

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