Peter Sperry

The problem is that many agencies expect employees to provide their own hardware if they choose to telework. Instead of issuing laptops to take home and instructing employees to only use the laptop for official business, they are issuing SecurId tokens and telling employees to log in remotely using their personal systems. Personally, I would be willing to invest a certain amount of my own money (upto $750) in a work only laptop that could be physically separated from my personal equipment in order to telework. Unfortunately, my agency has a requirment that teleworkers agree to allow physical inspection of their home office by supervisors. So I will not be teleworking anytime soon.