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Frequently Asked Questions Telework

Does having a dependent in the home automatically disqualify an employee from being eligible for telework?

No. While telework is not a substitute for dependent care, it can be a very valuable flexibility to employees with caregiving responsibilities. While the presence of dependents in the home should not be an absolute bar to teleworking, employees should not be engaging in dependent care activities while performing official work duties.

Also, teleworkers with in-home dependent care arrangements should remember that all workplace policies remain in place, including telework start/end times, rules regarding time and attendance, and employee expectations concerning performance and conduct.  

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