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  • FMA Endorses the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act - June 9, 2022
  • On June 7, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 7951). The Federal Managers Association (FMA) endorsed the legislation as an asset to the federal workforce. FMA endorsed the bill and was named in the press release upon introduction.

    Specifically, the Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act would:

    Reform the administration of federal telework programs by empowering the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to:
    * develop standards for the collection and use of federal agency data to expand telework;
    * help develop supervisor and manger training on telework; and
    * publish guidance to help agencies manage their telework programs.

    Promote transparency and accountability for federal telework programs by requiring agencies to:
    * report annually to OPM on their goals and priorities to expand telework access—including to military spouses;
    * report to Congress and OPM within 30 days if the agency head has the intention to reduce telework access for any reason;
    * track cost savings achieved through the expansion of telework;
    * train managers and supervisors on how to effectively engage teleworking employees; and
    * consistently review and update existing telework guidance.

    H.R. 7951 was referred to the House Oversight and Reform Committee. To follow its progress, please click here.


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