David B. Grinberg
FYI: According to NextGov.com:
EXPANDING FEDERAL TELEWORK COULD SAVE $12 BILLION A YEAR
Released last week by Global Workplace Analytics and the Telework Research Network, the report estimated that well-implemented federal telework programs could save taxpayers between $6 billion and $12 billion per year.
Those figures were calculated based on a set of assumptions about the impact of telework on real estate, absenteeism, turnover, productivity, transit subsidies, continuity of operations and health care.
The report estimated savings based on default assumptions from GWA’s Federal Telework Savings Calculator, which is continually updated based on more than 4,000 case studies and articles.
A report released by the Government Accountability Office in July found that agency leadership had not committed to implementing and tracking telework’s progress, despite the requirements of the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act.
Most agencies lacked the technological capabilities and leadership to effectively monitor telework statistics, GAO found.