Telework — working outside of the office — has the potential to save billions of taxpayer dollars along with other benefits. To promote its use, the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 expands telework opportunities to over one million federal workers. Today federal agencies are working to implement that law, while state and local officials are also findings ways to promote telework.
To find out what it takes to make telework a successful tool for public agencies, we’re joined by Scott Overmyer, formerly of Baker College in Michigan and now at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. He’s the author of the IBM Center for The Business of Government report Implementing Telework: Lessons Learned from Four Federal Agencies. The report offers practical implementation advice to agency leaders and front-line managers.