Telework

Survey: Most Feds Who Have Been Working From Home During the Pandemic Are Afraid to Return to Their Offices

Nearly 80% of teleworking respondents to a new survey from AFGE said they don’t feel safe going back to their traditional worksite.

Union: Social Security Is Withholding Information and Refusing to Bargain as Some Employees Return to Offices

Agency argues most employees are still teleworking to the maximum extent possible and there has been no major change in work arrangements that would require negotiation.

In the Work-From-Home Battle for Space, Women Are the Reluctant Nomads

For decades, home workspaces were portrayed as the domain of men. Now, with many families all working under one roof, women are paying the price.

Lawmakers Revive Bipartisan Push for Maximum Telework at Agencies

The Pandemic Federal Telework Act would require agencies to allow all telework-eligible employees to work remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency.

The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

Three predictions for what the future might look like

Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Include Feds in Coronavirus Response Decisions

A task force of administration and union officials would make recommendations for how agencies should protect workers during the pandemic.

Expanded Telework Could Save Individual Feds $2.5K-$4K Annually

Lessons from the pandemic have big implications for federal offices and employees, lawmakers and experts say.

Tips for the 2 Kinds of People Who Work from Home

There are two kinds of work-from-home employee, research suggests. Are you a segmenter or an integrator? Here are tips for both.

America’s Inescapable Offices

Workers who have already returned to their cubicle report days full of anxiety, masks, and sanitation shaming.

Moms, not Dads, Lose Time to Work During Pandemic

The pandemic has worsened the gender gap among dual-earner parents. Moms have less time to work, but dads tend to clock a full 40-hour week.

How to Protect Remote Workers’ Productivity and Performance

Even as restrictions ease, working from home will continue for many. Experts offer tips for bridging the distance.

Coronavirus Roundup: Defense Has Warmed to Telework; HHS Launches New Data Site

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Senate Democrat Asks Agencies for Their Reopening Plans

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., wants to ensure employees are protected from the novel coronavirus upon return.

This Isn’t Sustainable for Working Parents

The pandemic has already taken a toll on the careers of those with young children—particularly mothers.

How To Work From Home Without Hurting Your Back

"Anyone who is facing discomfort is at risk for developing a longer-term injury." Here are tips for injury-free working from home.