Interior Department Announces Modest Cutback to Telework - June 24, 2019
Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Officials at the Interior Department informed employees this week that it will be curtailing the availability of telework beginning next month, although the plan is more modest than other agencies’ initiatives to reduce the practice.
In a memo to staff obtained by Government Executive, Interior Department Chief Human Capital Officer Raymond Limon said it was time to modernize its approach to telework. The department’s current policy on allowing employees to work remotely has been in place since 2012.
“DOI will continue to support and promote telework, but much has changed since 2012 when the policy was first adopted, necessitating an update to modernize our practices,” Limon wrote. “Accordingly, DOI has revised the departmental telework program policy . . . to bring better clarity, transparency and organization to the program.”