Federal Managers Still Think Teleworkers Perform Worse, Report Finds

Government Executive: Federal managers often still discourage employees from teleworking, despite a mandate from Congress and individual agency guidance directing them to expand the program.

Telework has grown dramatically as a result of the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, with 40 percent more federal employees taking advantage of the benefit in fiscal 2015 compared to three years earlier. Each agency has set goals to further increase telework, but a new Government Accountability Office report found some managers are still reluctant to fully embrace the practice.

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