After telework cuts, Education Dept. staff see little benefit from more office time

Federal News Network: When the Education Department changed its telework policy last year, requiring most employees to show up to the office at least four days a week, the agency justified the change as an effort to “enhance collaboration between program offices and improve customer service to our internal and external stakeholders.”

But nine months into the revised telework policy, a majority of agency employees have told leadership that more time spent in the office hasn’t led to increased productivity, according to the results of an internal survey obtained by Federal News Network.

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