Of course the big legislative news this week is the financial reform bill, but in other news, the House passed the
Telework Improvement Act. The bill, which the Senate had already passed, calls for an increase in the number of telecommuting federal employees. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.
The article quoted Max Stier, president and chief executive of Partnership for Public Service, as saying that some managers "use physical presence as a proxy for working."
And as anyone who has ever worked, well, anywhere knows, the two are not the same.
So if this push toward telecommuting means that the government implements real policies to measure and increase productivity for all employees, the cost reductions will go light years beyond the savings on electricity and office spaces that the bill's sponsors predict.
For the full post (including an interesting discussion on porn policy in the bill), please see here.