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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).


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

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.