Brace yourself telework proponents: The gov’t poster child was just cited for huge abuse of the federal telework program

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Prompted by multiple whistleblower complaints, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office began an internal investigation two years ago of an award-winning program that’s been praised in and outside government: Employees are allowed to work from home. What the inquiry uncovered was alarming.”

Kate Lister’s insight:

As a telework advocate, I read the whole Inspector General’s report hoping the Washington Post’s article exaggerated the problem. Sadly, they didn’t. The abuses were pretty widespread.

But this raises a big question. Ignoring for a moment that agency policy requires teleworkers to work regular schedules, much of the problem centers on the fact …read more