Joe Boutte replied to the topic Snowpocalypse: Was Your Agency Prepared with a COOP/Telework Plan? in the forum Forum Discussions 9 years, 11 months ago
There are some nice success stories here that need to be repeated throughout government. The billions of dollars that have been spent on IT capabilities should make snow days or any other day a matter of one’s schedule. For those that work with classified material, days like this are an opportunity to get outside of that zone and integrate some other approaches, information, and perspectives. There should be transparency between COOP, snow, and other unanticipated days to that the work of government continues and the citizens’ needs are addressed.
This is more than a workplace issue. If agencies would commit to more teleworking, with performance metrics and achievable outcomes/outputs for the telecommuters, the US could save billions in fuel costs and productivity. This should be a national productivity initiative.
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