Posts Tagged: telework

Don’t Let H1N1 Put Your Agency into a Tail Spin

Posted originally to Unleash The Monster H1N1 is causing great concern across the board. Many have been seeking vaccinations against the virus, while others have already showed symptoms of having the virus. Whether employees choose to get the vaccination or not, this virus has quickly become a pandemic and will impact your organization. Agencies ofRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Berry: Teleworking Sales Pitch Needs Work

How’s this for good timing: On a day when Washington-area commuters experienced 20-mile backups in Northern Virginia and downtown road closures due to a suspicious package, hundreds of federal managers and employees met at the Ronald Reagan building to talk about teleworking. Speaking at the Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting, Office of Personnel Management DirectorRead… Read more »

The future of the work/life balance – What we can learn from the”The Wild Thornsberrys”

I commented on a statement given by Jerry – It is located here https://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/government-needs-to-hire HI Jerry, Great Post. As for the secretary. You could! There are tons of companies right now on the internet, and even personal people, who have your “virtual” 1-800 number forwarded to anyone you want. For instance, my sister, who livesRead… Read more »

Government Needs to hire 270,000 workers in three years

Chris Parente originally posted this story in the telework group. But, I am one who is pushing for more teleworkers, so I thought I would also post it here. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/02/AR2009090203571.html?wpisrc%3Dnewsletter%26w.j%26sid%http://www.washingthttp://www.washingtonpost.com:80/ac2/wp-dyn?node=admin/registration/register&sub=AR As I read that story, I kept thinking of this part, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> “The nation’s unsettled economy and high unemployment rate may ease the government’s task,Read… Read more »

Get a $2,000 Raise! Telework.

Originally published at the GenerationShift blog Results from Virginia’s Telework Day were released this week. Some of the statistics that stood out: – Teleworking one day per week equates to a $2,000 raise for each employee – 69% of participants indicated that they accomplished more while teleworking – If all interested employees engaged in telework,Read… Read more »

Federal Eye: OPM Encourages Teleworking After Metro Crash

The Office of Personnel Management has strongly urged federal managers to allow employees to telework from home today to avoid delays on Metro following last night’s deadly crash. Federal government offices in Washington, D.C. will however open on time and operate under normal operating status today. “To the extent possible, managers are encouraged to allowRead… Read more »

Next Generation Government: Mobile, Measurable, Malleable

On Tuesday, June 16, I had the opportunity to serve on a panel for the 2009 Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, DC, under the title Next Generation Government. Special “shout out” to moderator Tom Temin of Federal News Radio and fellow panelists Chris Kemp (Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration), John Schueler (NewRead… Read more »

Green IT Best Practices

This newsletter focuses on Green IT and the growing awareness that governments, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations need to better manage their use of technology in an environmentally responsible manner. As large purchasers of electronic products and services, they have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to provide leadership through environmentally sound practices and cost-effective, life-cycle managementRead… Read more »

Web 3.0 and the Virtual Proposal Manager, part 2

Web 3.0 and the Virtual Proposal Manager, part 2 from the Government Business Examiner, Donna L. Quesinberry Meeting planning, an active component of the proposal management experience, encompasses the virtual scheme. Remote workers (even if a proposal shop is available on-site at a client location) are showing up everywhere and they aren’t going to goRead… Read more »

Three Collaboration Tools Everyone Should Know

Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Flickr, IM: do these sound like foreign words? In the face of new social media and collaboration, getting in touch over the Internet has never been more complicated. With so many of these whiz-bang technologies out there, it can be especially frustrating to figure out which ones are worth learning about andRead… Read more »