It used to be that if you weren’t in the office, you couldn’t get much done. But now, people can be connected and productive almost anywhere. Five years ago this week, Congress enacted the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 to help the federal government use telework for flexible workforce management. Since then, we’ve reviewed some of the advances—and challenges–of federal telework programs. Advancing telework Telework has the potential to provide a range of benefits. For employers, it can help
- recruit and retain staff
- reduce energy use
- save on real estate costs, if fewer employees need office space.