This paper documents the evolution of the Telework movement in the Federal government. This movement, which has spanned the last quarter century, is still unfolding and has yet to reach its zenith. The history of Federal telework reflects the evolution of one of the most significant and progressive changes in work conditions for Federal employees. It is a classic study of the struggle for change in a 20th century bureaucracy. It also shows how the efforts of a relatively few resulted in a potential impact on the work lives of 1.8 million Federal workers. In this document, the terms telework, telecommuting, and Flexiplace are synonymous. They all refer to a work arrangement in which an employee regularly works at an alternate worksite such as the employee's home, a telecommuting center, or other alternate worksite. To be considered as telework or telecommuting, the work done must be in paid status. Thus, for example, working at home extra hours for which the employee is not paid is not telecommuting. This paper focuses on the development of formal Federal telework programs which are characterized by formal policies, procedures, and regular telework work schedules.


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  • Accession Number: 00801969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM