Federal sector labor and management leaders from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the General Services Administration shared knowledge and their experiences with designing and implementing expanded telework programs in a broad-ranging panel discussion that was among the more than 70 workshop sessions at the recently concluded FMCS Future@Work Conference in Chicago.
Topics included opportunities for cost savings, performance improvement, and employee engagement. The Federal panelists also looked at how to sustain workplace connections and collaborations for teleworkers with their co-workers, and how to hold teleworkers accountable for their work.
Julia Akins Clark, Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) General Counsel, introduced the panel, which included: William R. Dougan, National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) President; Charles Hardy, GSA Chief Workplace Officer; Ron La Due Lake, GAO Employees Organization; Jackie Nowicki, GAO Education, Workforce and Income Security Team Director; Shamar Cowan, GAO Chief Negotiator; and Greg Weddle, FLRA Regional Attorney. Marsha Ross-Jackson, Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development, Executive Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace, moderated the discussion.
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