Environmental Protection Agency

Flexiplace on Days you have Doctor's Appointment

On days people have doctor's appointments have a standard policy they can work from home the rest of the day. Typically you may have to use 4 hours of sick time for a doctor appointment. This is because you may have a 9 am appointment but you typically start work at 7:30 am so you lose 11/2 hours in the front and then you use another 11/2 hours for the actual doctor’s appointment followed by 1 hour commute to work ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Work from home / Flexiplace

I suggest that the Government prioritze flexiplace and other work from home arrangements for work that can be performed in that setting. This would dramatically reduce energy spent every day in commuting and would increase morale and productivity.

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Legislative Branch

Use Follow-me calls instead of issuing Flexiplace mobile phones

The expense must be high to give flexiplace employees mobile phones. I think it would be be cost effective if our work phones could be forwarded to our personal phones. Then people would only need to call one number. Plus there are times moblie reception is weak. This would have to be done to avoid allowing the caller to “see” our home numbers.

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Legislative Branch

Hoteling

As a field agent for the IRS, we are seldom in the office. However, we have for most agents office space that we generally do not use because we are out in the field. Why not set up "hoteling" arrangements like many of the private firms do so that when we need office space, we check in to an available desk. This will cut office space costs significantly. Coupling this with flexiplace makes even more sense.

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Legislative Branch

Flexiplace Mandate in Emergencies

I suggest that all current federal employees who are allowed to use flexiplace be mandated to take home their laptops when bad weather is predicted, and be expected to perform their duties (barring weather/disaster related problems at home) via flexiplace. I was very disheartened to see Washington D.C. virtually close down during the storms this past winter, when many federal workersI know had laptops and were already ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Require Telework on Snow Days

Require Telework on Snow Days. Any Federal employee who telecommutes should be required, unless directed otherwise by management, to telework on days the office is closed for snow (or any other reason), and also automatically allowed to telecommute if there is a delayed opening or liberal leave policy in place, provided the employee properly planned for it.

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