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Frequently Asked Questions Telework

If I cannot see that an employee is working at home, can I assume that he or she is performing at an acceptable level (e.g. rate by exception)?

No.  The statute requires that each employee be appraised against his or her performance standard(s).  It does not allow for appraising an employee by "presuming" that an employee is meeting performance standards.  For the same reason, the process for appraising employees described by the regulations does not provide for any "assumed" levels of performance.

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