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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 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. Agencies can also download the Telework 101 for Employees SCORM package and the Telework 101 for Managers SCORM package.

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

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.