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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

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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