Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Personnel Management has announced a telework

management “webinar” to be held June 24.


It said the one-hour session is to be hosted by a telework

expert and feature a panel of managers discussing experiences

with teleworking employees — with an emphasis on emergency

planning efforts.

During the session, participants will log onto a website to

view slides and discussion them via conference call, said OPM,

which hopes webinars will introduce managers to meeting

virtually and eventually increase telework participation.

Add webinars to the OPM and GSA ongoing attempts to

popularize telework, including a manager’s handbook,

promotional materials, and two Internet-based courses for

employees and managers.

Although the percentage of teleworking federal employees

has increased in recent years, only about 6 percent do so

according to a recent OPM survey.