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Reports & Studies
Reports and testimony are valuable resources that show how telework can be used as a management tool to address human capital challenges.

Reports to Congress

The annual “Status of Telework in the Federal Government: Report to Congress” assesses the telework programs of Executive Branch agencies.  Reporting requirements focus especially on telework participation and measurable progress on additional goals (e.g., energy use, employee attitudes).

Testimony

This section includes testimony by OPM officials before House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees on matters related to Federal telework.

Agency Reports

Many agencies have an important role in studying and advancing telework throughout the Federal Government.  These reports are on matters related to telework—from emergency preparedness to telework and dependent care to agency successes.

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

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