Showing 19 ideas for tag "telecommuting"
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Department of Defense

Work is an Activity, Not a Location

I suggest greater adaptation in telecommuting. As a frequent traveller, I experience various outages when returning to the home office keeping me from logging back into the network - network port is shut down, SIPRNET access is shut down, desk equipment falls out of some criteria for access. I have to rely on networking tricks to get a resemblance of working in the office - none are authorized yet there is no speed... more »

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Legislative Branch

GET THE ACTUAL VOTES AND TALLY THE TOTAL OF ALL LIKE IDEAS.

Combine all the similar topics into one to tally actually votes. Who has the time to read through 16k plus ideas? That sounds like a waste of Government time and money. For instance there are nearly 10,000 telework, tele-commute, telecommute, work from home, etc. these should all be tallied and then count the total votes. Do I have to take the time to read through all of these? The point was made with one; although... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Redefine Liberal Leave Policy to allow Telework

When OPM declares "Liberal Leave Policy" due to inclement weather or other events/emergencies, Federal employees are expected to use annual leave (without prior supervisory approval) or come in to work.

I suggest that the "Liberal Leave Policy" be revised to also allow employees with valid telework agreements to telework from home (without prior supervisory approval).

This would greatly increase Federal employee productivity... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Telework should be the norm, not the exception

Make telework the norm, not the exception. Some organizations, like the Patent Office, do an exemplary job of this: employees work from home normally, and reserve office space only when necessary to conduct meetings, use special facilities, etc. Granted, some people would have a tough time doing their job remotely (it's hard to launch an Astronaut who's telecommuting on launch day, for example), but the other several... more »

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Legislative Branch

Require contractors to have telecommuters

Most government contracts have two rates. One for contractors on-site and another for contractors working offsite, each is billed at a different rate. I would propose a third category requiring that contractors have a percentage of workers who Tele-commute. This could then be billed at a lower rate due to less overhead on the contractor’s part, saving the federal government a lot of money. It would also be a green solution... more »

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Department of Defense

Shared Office Space

In conjunction w/telecommuting, used shared office space. Private industry identifies their workers that do not need a fixed office because of telecommuting and work-related travel. These workers use a flexible space that is shared by other similar workers. Saves on space and furniture costs. All furniture is very adjustable which improves ergonomics for everyone using it. Shared space is not cluttered with anyone's... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Government-wide telecommuting pilot project

I suggest a telecommunicating pilot program for up to a year. All agencies will be required to permit and encourage a liberal use of telecommunicating unless they can reasonably document that the mission of the agency IS being compromised (not "might be" compromised). See if anyone notices a difference in efficiency and effectiveness. Limit telecommuting for new employees for a reasonable period of time to enable managers... more »

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Legislative Branch

Telecommuting, e-commuting, working from home

Telecommuting, e-commuting, working from home.

Save on Oil Imports, Green initiative to save environment, Improve Family Lives.

Authors and telework advocates Kate Lister and
Tom Harnish, also founders of Undress4Success:
Home Based Business, Work At Home, and
Freelance Job Advice, recently published results
from their independent study of telecommuting,
its usage, and impacts. The study found that
less than 4% of... more »

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Department of Energy

Capability for All Government Employees to Telecommute

All federal employees should be able to work from home at any time (24/7) and when the weather or a personal situation requires it. Employees could be more productive and the government would not lose that productivity during weather-related office closures or local emergencies. All the benefits (environmental, personal, etc.) make this a smart, cost-saving move on the part of any 21st century enterprise.

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Department of the Treasury

Telecommuting Privileges

I suggest that you increase the telecommuting privileges of government employees, conditional on the approval of their supervisors, from once a fortnight to as and when it is actually necessary for them to appear in the office for the following reasons: Most mid-level employees are involved in the production, editing and analysis of documentation so they rarely need to be in the office and their work effort is easily... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Increase Telecommuting and Reduce Real Estate Requirements

We should do everything we can to reduce costs associated with office accommodations if a viable telecommute alternative exists. In general, more work can and is performed at home environments when secure communications and local physical security exists. With the employee bearing part of the costs associated with home office and communications and the Government able to close office space (and associated costs), it's... more »

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Department of Commerce

Require all Federal Workers to telecommute

I suggest that you mandate telesoworking for all agencies.

Provide a secure network, and let employees stay home 4 days a week. When going to work, use a shared office space. Rotate the office space among agencies and close most of the agencies' buildings.

This would dramatically reduce the cost of maintaining office space and reduce gas consumption and other commuting costs while helping cleanup the environment.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eliminate unnecessary employee and executive travel.

Eliminate employee and executive travel except where absolutely necessary. NASA has advanced teleconferencing facilities, and yet these facilities are rarely seen in use. Employees frequently travel off-site to attend meeting and functions that could be accomplished at lower cost through teleconferencing.

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Department of Agriculture

Telecommuting to Save Funding

I suggest the agency consider setting mandatory telecommuting work schedules in offices equipped with Government Laptops. Having an office entirely closed 2-3 days a week would save, at the very least, office space utilities' costs. Employees working from home 2-3 days a week also would leave the roads less traveled and congested. Meetings could be held virtually. Customers could be advised when the office is open.... more »

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