U.S. government wants workers to stay home

Federal legislation requires government agencies to maximize number of teleworkers
By Bob Fortier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/19/2011

Last December, United States President Barack Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act, requiring all U.S. federal agencies to maximize the number of federal employee teleworkers.

This law positions the U.S. government as an international leader in telework and demonstrates the importance, even necessity, of telework in workplaces.

The legislation is aimed at helping the U.S. administration improve operational efficiency, flexibility, job satisfaction as well as recruitment and retention.