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A New Era of Telecommuting

December 15th, 2010 by admin in Careers, Uncategorized

In November, President Barack Obama announced a two year pay freeze for federal workers, eliminating plans for a 1.4 percent across-the-board raise in 2011 for 2.1 million federal civilian employees, including those working at the Defense Department and no raises at all in 2012. (The pay freeze doesn’t affect those in uniform or civilian being promoted who would still get the higher pay that comes with a position.)

Then last Thursday he signed the Telework Enhancement Acot of 2010 H.R. 1722 that directs each federal agency to design policies to promote telecommuting. About 5% of federal workers telecommute. The goal is to increase that number. Read the rest of this entry »