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Training & Resources
It is important for teleworking employees and their managers to have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to succeed.

Telework Training

OPM offers interactive telework courses for employees and managers.  Telework 101 for Employees offers tools for deciding whether telework is a good fit for you and for the specific job you hold.  It teaches employees strategies for teleworking efficiently, staying "plugged in" to the office, and managing interactions with co-workers and customers.  Telework 101 for Managers walks managers through the process of developing a program, selecting employees for telework, and managing effectively in a telework environment. 

Telework FAQs

The Telework FAQs are designed to assist individuals in finding answers to general questions promptly.  You can refine your search of FAQs by audiences—Employees, Manager, & Telework Coordinators.   If you have individualized concerns, we ask that you contact your agency’s telework coordinator.  To find your Telework Coordinator, search OPM’s Work-Life Contact Tool.

Federal Resources

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.