Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
An official website of the United States Government.

Frequently Asked Questions Telework

Is the agency required to check the safety and security of a home-based telework office?

No, the agency is not required to visit the teleworker’s home to inspect it for safety and ergonomics, although agency policy may establish that a manager or other official has the right to do so.  For purposes of guidance, agency policies may include a self-certification safety/security checklist that managers may ask teleworkers to complete as a proxy for an onsite visit.  Additional information on this issue may be found on GSA’s website at

Unexpected Error

There was an unexpected error when performing your action.

Your error has been logged and the appropriate people notified. You may close this message and try your command again, perhaps after refreshing the page. If you continue to experience issues, please notify the site administrator.