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GSA Assembles Panel of Experts to Discuss Telework Best Practices

GSA #10582

April 6, 2009
Contact:  Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov    
 
WASHINGTON — Three experts with combined backgrounds in business strategy and performance improvement will head a panel from the U.S. General Services Administration participating in the 2009 Spring Town Hall Meeting hosted by Telework Exchange, the agency announced today.

The GSA panelists include Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer; Steven McPeek, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Performance Improvement; and Wade A. Hannum, Director, Performance & Worklife Policies, Office of Human Capital Management.

The 2009 Spring Town Hall Meeting will be held in Washington, DC on April 8.

“GSA continues to demonstrate commitment to teleworking and enabling its employees to work productively regardless of location,” said Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer at GSA. “The agency is realizing benefits from its telework program such as employee work-life balance, improved emergency preparedness and better continuity of operations management. GSA is well into the second year of its three-year Telework Challenge and has continued to improve its management and technology support for telework, such that the agency is ahead of schedule on its way to achieving 50% of eligible employees teleworking.”

Topics to be covered at the Telework Exchange include best practices for establishing workable telework policies, secure remote access, program funding and technical support and training, and lessons learned.

A more complete listing of the sessions and panelists is available at www.teleworkexchange.com

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Did You Know? GSA, in cooperation with the Office of Personnel Management and community partners, established a network of 14 telework centers across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.


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