|NTEU Endorses Bill Extending Maximum Telework Throughout Pandemic|
NTEU Endorses Bill Extending Maximum Telework Throughout Pandemic
Bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday by Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), James Lankford (R-OK) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), would require agencies to maintain maximum telework policies throughout the coronavirus public health emergency. The Pandemic Federal Telework Act, which is an update of the earlier Emergency Telework Act, would also require federal agencies to consider expanding telework capability to even more employees, while still giving agencies flexibility for jobs that cannot be done remotely.
“Telework has a long, successful history in the federal workplace but these last five months have proven that it can save lives while still delivering important services to the American people,” said National President Tony Reardon. “NTEU strongly supports this legislation because it is focused on the health and safety of federal employees and their families.”
NTEU has a proud history of negotiating telework agreements and has been fighting administration attempts to roll back programs at agencies where we represent employees. Read more