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- OPM clarifies pay rules for teleworkers who must travel during work - August 22, 2023
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The Office of Personnel Management on Monday issued new guidance to help agencies and federal employees who either telework or work remotely understand when they’re eligible to be paid for their time traveling to or from traditional work sites.
“As the federal workplace landscape changes, agencies must continue to correctly apply the rules concerning hours of work for all federal employees, including those who are teleworkers and remote workers,” wrote Veronica Hinton, OPM’s associate director for employee services in a memo to agency HR directors. “While federal employees may have access to workplace flexibilities with respect to the location where work is performed and/or the hours during which work is performed, the crediting of time as hours of work is based on applicable rules under Title 5 and/or the Fair Labor Standards Act.”
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