Telework enjoys a ‘perfect storm’

Aside from the “I need to see my employees working” management-types, the future is looking exceptionally bright to followers of federal telework.

“The Federal government is in a telework perfect storm – it’s a win for employees, managers, agencies, and the environment,” said Cindy Auten, General Manager, Telework Exchange at a recent event with Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed is joining forces the Telework Exchange “in support of their mission to expand and improve telework options for government agencies and employees,” according to a Lockheed press release.

Additionally, Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill newspaper says to watch for the Telework Act to be passed this year.

White House prepping government reorg executive order

After a rough patch in the House, it now has bipartisan backing from Frank Wolf (R-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and others. “I think that’s a bill,” said Cusack, “that could be folded into a continuing resolution or some type of massive bill that’s moving through” and use the momentum to carry though. “It’s one of those bills that’s going to be attached to a train that’s moving and that’s what the sponsors are going to be looking for.”