OPM Highlights 'Evacuation Pay' Authority As a Way Agencies Can Expedite Telework

The Office of Personnel Management on Thursday clarified a number of issues for both agencies and federal employees as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Publish Agency Contingency Plans

Democratic lawmakers said that making agencies’ continuity of operations plans public could put the minds of both federal workers and members of the public at ease.

Social Security Closes All Local Offices Amid Coronavirus Threat

Although officials said the agency is working to expand telework as much as possible, union leaders disputed that, describing “Kafkaesque” inaction.

USDA Allows Voluntary Telework Following Positive Coronavirus Test at Headquarters

The Agriculture Department has closed a section of its main office in Washington for "deep cleaning."

Mass Telework Causes Operational Strains for Agencies

Some agencies are telling employees to cut back as networks get overloaded.

As White House Expands 'Maximum Telework' Across the Country, Many Employees Fear They Are Unprotected

VA health care workers want protections, administrative judges want closures and employee groups want answers.

GovExec Daily: Telework Best Practices From a Manager

As the coronavirus pandemic forces more Americans to work from home, Katherine McIntire Peters talks with the podcast about how she manages a remote staff.

White House Calls for 'Maximum Telework Flexibilities' for D.C.-Area Employees

It also gives agency heads more discretion to offer paid time off for those who cannot telework.

Social Security Restores Telework to Previous Levels, But Continues to Resist Expansion to Combat Coronavirus

Union filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday accusing the agency of forcing employees to work in an unsafe workplace.

White House Recommends Telework for Certain Feds

The Office of Management and Budget "encouraged" agencies to sign up federal workers that are members of high-risk populations for telework, and to coordinate with state and local institutions.

Some Agencies Reluctant to Embrace Telework and Take Other Precautions, Despite Growing Coronavirus Concerns

Although some agencies have stepped up to protect their workforces as the novel coronavirus outbreak widens, many federal employees report a resistance to remote work and a lack of basic sanitary measures.

GovExec Daily: How the Coronavirus Scare is Changing How Feds Work

Nextgov's Heather Kuldell and GovExec's Eric Katz join the podcast to talk about agencies' plans for the workforce as the COVID-19 epidemic grows.

As More Feds Contract Coronavirus, Agencies Scramble to Keep Employees Safe

Federal offices also looking to ensure a continuity of operations as outbreak spreads.

SEC Institutes Telework-Only Thanks to Robust Remote Work Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission quickly implemented mandatory telework for D.C. workers to protect them from the potential spread of coronavirus, but unions say other agencies have been reluctant to support the practice.

OPM and Defense Dept. Issue Guidelines for Civilian Employees on Coronavirus

New memos spell out expanded telework flexibilities, leave policies, alternative work schedules and more.