Telecommuting and Federal Agencies

One of the biggest advocates for telecommuting intends to keep the pressure on federal agencies next year.
Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee, has included a provision in a spending bill to require certain agencies to prove that more of their employees are telecommuting or risk losing $5 million.
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The [House Government Reform Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization] estimates that the federal workforce uses 31.1 million gallons of gasoline each week, and Porter is interested in looking at ways to get workers out of their cars.

Wolf Again Putting Pressure on Agencies to Increase Telecommuting,” by Stephen Barr, The Washington Post, November 16, 2005
Agencies Required To Prove Increase In Telecommuters Or Risk Losing Funding,” Press Release from Office of Frank Wolf (R-VA), November 9, 2005
Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization


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