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Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) co-hosted its quarterly telework forum for Federal agency telework coordinators with the General Services Administration (GSA). At the forum, OPM officials highlighted current guidance and encouraged greater use of telework to better demonstrate results in the number of agency telework program participants. There were also detailed discussions about the release of the upcoming telework survey, new legislation and technology updates. The meeting also provided a forum to discuss critical elements needed to create a successful telework program.
"These types of forums are critically important as agencies look to further incorporate telework into their workforce planning efforts, as each agency has a responsibility to drive for the result of more participants in telework programs," OPM Director Kay Coles James commented after the meeting. "Telework plays a critical role in keeping the Federal government efficient while providing agencies greater flexibility to respond to emergency situations."
As lead agencies for the Federal teleworking initiative, OPM and GSA both had representatives available to answer questions and highlight program assessment tools.
"I commend the attending agencies for their efforts to make this tool available in the Federal workplace," James added. "Its benefits are invaluable. Telework also aids in easing traffic congestion and has benefits to the environment."
The following Agencies and Departments participated in the recent OPM and GSA telework training:
Bowie State University Telework Center
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Land Management
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Department of Commerce
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of Agriculture
Department of Army
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Navy
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Department of Treasury
Defense Information Systems Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Transit Administration
Fish and Wildlife Service
Fredericksburg Regional/Woodbridge Telework Centers
General Services Administration
Hagerstown Telework Center
Immigration & Custom Enforcement
International Trade Commission
Internal Revenue Services
Metro Washington Council of Government
National Arts Endowment
National Guard Bureau
National Council on Disability
National Institutes of Health
National Credit Union Administration
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of U.S. Trade Representative
Office of Personnel Management
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Small Business Administration
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Securities and Exchange Council
Our mission is to Recruit, Retain and Honor a World-Class Workforce to Serve the American People. OPM supports U.S. agencies with personnel services and policy leadership including staffing tools, guidance on labor-management relations and programs to improve work force performance.