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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 http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104170.

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