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Frequently Asked Questions Telework

If the manager denies an employee's telework request, can the employee appeal that decision?

Yes.   A manager’s decision to deny a request to telework should be based on sound business management principles and not for personal reasons.  As a general rule, a manager’s denial of a telework request should follow some basic principles:

  • Be in writing
  • Provide an explanation 
  • Be timely
  • Follow agency policies and procedures for denial/termination of telework requests
  • Include any appeals/grievance procedures available to the employee


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