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  1. TELEWORK A Critical Tool for Ensuring the Continuity of Operations

  2. Recent Events • Two events in the Washington, DC area reinforced the importance of incorporating telework into emergency planning • February 2010 Snowstorms • April 2010 Nuclear Security Summit • Telework should be part of a suite of flexibilities used to create a mobile workforce

  3. Telework and Emergency Planning • Telework should be a part of all emergency planning • Management must be committed to implementing remote work arrangements as broadly as possible and ensure that: • Equipment, technology and technical support have been tested • Employees are comfortable with technology and communications methods • Managers re comfortable managing a distributed workgroup

  4. Telework and Emergency Planning (cont.) • Agency telework policies should include information on what is expected from teleworkers in the event of an emergency situation • All telework-eligible employees should have a telework agreement, in particular individuals who are asked to telework in an emergency • Individuals expected to telework in emergency situations should practice teleworking on a regular basis as much as possible

  5. Director’s Commitment to Advancing Telework in the Federal Government • OPM Director Berry’s Telework Initiative • Purpose • Status • National Economic Council and Telework (Telejobs Group) • Purpose • Leadership Forum • High Priority Performance Goal

  6. Data Collection • Annual Call for Data • Challenges • Changes to 2010 Data Call • Employee Viewpoint Survey

  7. Pending Legislation HR 1722 – Telework Improvements Act of 2010 • Telework eligibility • Telework Managing Officer • Evaluation and reporting

  8. Thank You For more information: www.telework.gov Contact Information: Kimberly Moore Emergency Preparedness Program Manager Kimberly.Moore@opm.gov (202) 606-1230