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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.

What America Asks of Working Parents Is Impossible

More and more, the goals of being a dedicated employee and being a dedicated parent seem to be in conflict.

GovExec Daily: Lessons From the Quarantine Telework Period

Katherine McIntire Peters joins the podcast to explain the lessons managers can take back to the offices after months of remote work during the pandemic.

Watchdog: HUD Telework During the Pandemic Has Been Mostly Successful

A survey of employees found that the department was well prepared to move its workforce to full-time telework, although there were some hiccups around paper-based processes.

See Which Agencies Are Bringing Employees Back to the Office

As states lift stay-home orders, many federal offices are reopening. Here is a roundup.

Bringing Lessons from Remote Work Back to the Office

A lot of people aren't going to want to return to their pre-pandemic commuter lives—and many won’t. Organizations will have to adjust.

Social Security Expands Flexible Hours for Some Workers

After months of urging, officials at the agency will allow some employees the option of working outside normal business hours to better juggle family demands during the pandemic.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Tools and Techniques for the New Way of Work

Federal agencies were modernizing their information technology systems and business processes at varying rates. Then came the pandemic.

Agencies Start Reopening Offices, Though Approaches Vary

VA, EPA and IRS are among the agencies bringing employees back to their offices despite worker anxieties.