Modernizing Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption and Foster Care to Recruit and Retain Talent and Improve Productivity
January 15, 2015
Men and women both need time to care for their families and should have access to workplace flexibilities that help them succeed at work and at home. Offering family leave and other workplace flexibilities to parents can help achieve the goals of recruiting and retaining talent, lowering costly worker turnover, increasing employee engagement, boosting employee morale, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce. This memorandum instructs agencies to ensure that discretionary flexibilities, such as telework, are used to the maximum extent practicable, in accordance with the laws and regulations governing these programs and consistent with mission needs, and that employees understand the benefits for which they may qualify.
Implementing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010: Security Guidelines
July 15, 2011
President Obama signed into law the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 (the Act; Public Law 111-292) on December 9, 2010, to improve telework across the Federal government. As part of its telework program, each agency must ensure that adequate information and security protections for information and information systems are used while teleworking. This memorandum provides guidelines on security requirements for the implementation of the Act, as required by 5 U.S.C. § 6504(c).
Implementing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010: IT Purchasing Requirements
April 28, 2011
This memorandum states agency chief information officers (CIOs), in coordination with chief acquisition officers (CAOs), shall develop or update policies on purchasing computing technologies and services to enable and promotes continued adoption of telework. At the same time, purchasing policies must address the information security threats raised by use of technologies associated with telework.