In a move to save money and the environment while also creating happier employees, the Federal Government hopes to expand its home based workforce which currently includes only about five percent of federal workers.
President Obama recently signed the TELEWORK ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2010 into law which requires federal agencies to produce policies and procedures to promote more home based working arrangements within their departments. It also requires each agency to appoint a Telework Managing Officer to supervise the program.
This law requires federal agencies to allow all eligible employees to be given the opportunity to work from home. Generally, “eligible” employees are those with jobs conducive to telework such as office and executive personnel as long as they have the necessary home office tools and equipment. Employees that work in emergency capacities or that require significant onsite presence are not eligible.
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The report identifies five key steps agencies can take when establishing their telework programs:
- build management support
- define essentials to demonstrate return-on-investment and overcome resistance
- train managers and measure productivity
- supply secure, effective and affordable telework technology
- enhance continuity of operations plans.
To offer incentives that will encourage telecommuting, the law also enables agencies to cover the travel expenses of telecommuting employees who may need to occasionally drive to work.
The government also hopes to expand the opportunities for federal employees to work from home occasionally when the need arises, such as in times of bad weather. “The need for this is clear,” said U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Barry. “Nobody has forgotten ‘Snowmaggedon,'” he said. ‘Snowmaggedon’, which produced record snowfall totals in the Washington DC area forced many offices to close for as long as a week. Barry said, “Unscheduled telework is a new option for federal employees to telework, to the extent possible, when severe weather conditions or other circumstances disrupt commuting.”
HomeworkersNet is a passionate advocate for expanding the role of telecommuting and home based work in both the federal and civilian workforce. We applaud President Obama for signing the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 into Law.
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More than a decade after it began, take-your-kid-to-work day appears to be losing steam. Now it’s “Keep Your Children In School” day. The event was launched in 1993 and has always fallen on the fourth Thursday in April. But that date has drawn complaints from school administrators for well over a decade, especially because many standardized tests fall on or near the same day.
Nothing wrong with taking a daughter or son to work, if it’s possible. But why the third Thursday in April? Why yank kids out of classes when you don’t have to? Why in heaven’s name not hold the event in July?
Educators, after playing along gamely for years, have begun pushing back against an event designed to hijack an entire school day and override carefully planned curricula.
Thursday marked the 17th year for Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. But some school districts sent strongly worded letters or e-mails to parents explaining that taking a child to work would put the youngster’s education at risk. At Dell Inc. for instance, most of the focus was on Earth Day, not Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
The good news is, as a homeworker you have ample opportunity to “take your children to work” everyday because you work from your home. Why limit it to an annual holiday? At anytime you can take a few minutes to show your child what you do and explain the importance of new technologies on the modern workforce. Talk about the difference between owning a business and working as an employee. Show examples ofEntrepreneurs and talk about the importance of their contributions to the business world. Share your ideas and explain that the only thing between a great idea and a successful business is the motivation and determination to make it happen. You could even explain how your choice to work from home helps to save the environment by allowing you to use less gas and create less pollution.
Most importantly, you can share with your children your desire to put your family first by choosing to work from home.
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It may surprise you to learn that the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies now offer (or plan to offer) work at home opportunities, either for new hires or as an incentive to existing employees. These days, large employers are realizing that homebased workers can now be equipped to effectively handle most business needs from a remote location. Most notably, work at home agents are focusing on customer interaction, sales calls, web and Internet tasks, account management, billing and collections, and administrative office needs. As a result, Fortune 500 companies are either directly hiring home based staff or are using call center contractors to make remote and virtual agents an integral part of their business model.
Just five years ago most work at home jobs were part time or temporary only but as high speed Internet, virtual fax and other remote business services have become accessible to more people, many virtual jobs are now full time with benefits. Employers are looking for job seekers who are willing to dedicate not only a full time schedule but also make a long term commitment to the company. This requires workers who can meet a variety of qualifications including a fully equipped home office, excellent customer service skills, knowledge and understanding of computers, software and the Internet, certifications or education and more.
There is certainly no shortage of job seekers. Alpine Access, for example, received over 200,000 applications last year, and the number continues to grow each month. Liveops receives hundreds of applications each week and VIPdesk has a waiting list of backlogged job seekers interested in work. But these are only a few of the call centers and hiring employers looking to hire work at home staff members. HomeworkersNet.com, which posts legitimate work at home jobs for free and receives over 1,000 hits per day, has hundreds of excellent companies listed with new employers posted daily.
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