Senate passes telework bill
By The Post's Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson:
The Senate passed legislation Monday that would make it easier for federal workers to work from home.
The Telework Enhancement Act, sponsored by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), would create the assumption in agencies that employees are eligible to telework.
“This winter’s snowstorms highlighted the need to develop flexible work arrangements to make sure the government can function during disruptive events," Akaka said.
The bill, which passed with unanimous consent, would require agencies to designate a telework managing officer and make telework part of their continuity of operations planning.
“The federal government must acknowledge that the next generation of employees will have different expectations of what it means to go to work,” said Voinovich.
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| May 24, 2010; 8:55 PM ET
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