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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

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.