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P.L. 111-292, The Telework Improvements Act of 2009 (7 comments ↓ | 13 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 1722 would improve teleworking in executive agencies by developing a telework program that allows employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours worked in every 2 administrative workweeks.

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Southern Agie

March 30, 2010, 5:59pm (report abuse)

AG's OCFO will not go this way. In fact, I am NOT PERMITTED to telework from home unless called outside of normal duty hours and for an emergency situation.

Audelia Wilkes

April 13, 2010, 6:15pm (report abuse)

Yes I agree with telework from home. I honestly feel I would get more work accomplished. I feel it would be a good thing to allow people who are currently unable to work from home that opportuninty. It would save on gas,money for those who eat out everyday. It would just save as a whole.

Dan Holder

April 15, 2010, 4:45pm (report abuse)

Telework is the way to go. My personal cost analysis for one year coming into the office one day each week is $6,900 reduced personal transportation costs, $222 reduce work office costs, 4.36 tons of vehicle pollusion emissions reduced, and 336 commuting hours returned to my personal and family time. Not to mention the safety and stress level risk reduced by not driving into work each day during rush hour. Not sure what my mangement's issues are, my job is 100% eligible for telework, but they fiercely resist the idea. My telework paperwork has not moved from supervisor's desk for four months saying it is still under review. Really? Need time limits in the policy for review so it can not be stonewalled like this.

Ann Budd

July 12, 2010, 2:24pm (report abuse)

Telework would not only increase the morale of the Federal Workforce, but would significantly reduce the amount of carbon monoxide omissions. This would result in decreased health risks such as pulmonary (anxiety and heart related) heart attacks and strokes, and respiratory (lung) bronchitis, pneumonia, and CM poisoning, because a significant number of Federal employees would be off the highways -- especially in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia area.

Kerwin Dunsmore

July 12, 2010, 5:49pm (report abuse)

Note that is bill does not increase the number of employees who work from home. It merely establishes a foothold for the government to encourage, monitor, and educate about it. It's more bureaucracy.

Katrina

November 16, 2010, 5:40pm (report abuse)

Why should they get to telework when no one in the private sector does?

Reverend Josh Taylor

November 17, 2010, 4:37am (report abuse)

Telework = Laziness. God doesn't want this bill and neither should we. Idle hands is the Devil's work. If we telework, everyone will become obese and lazy. Telework is slothing and gluttony, the two of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Everybody needs get out and work as part of a normal society and it's God's command for us to work. God made Adam and Eve work, therefore we are to work.

And Ann Budd, Teleworking increases the health risk of not only a heart attack, stroke, respiratory problems, but also obesity and cancer.

God made us to work, not telework.

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