Telework, also called telecommuting, is a natural out-growth of today’s high tech environment and the need to conserve time and resources. It is also a reflection of the changing values of today’s workers.
In keeping with Department of Defense policy, our goal is to actively promote telework in an effort to ensure readiness and achieve a work/life balance. Our Telework Program serves to enhance efforts to improve workforce efficiency and emergency preparedness, promote a balance of work/life for employees, and employ options to accommodate people with disabilities, including employees who have temporary or continuing health problems.
Employees and Service members are required to complete the Telework 101 via the Learning Management System (LMS) and to provide a certificate of completion to their supervisor. This training is mandatory prior to entering into a Telework Agreement. (You will receive one-on-one instruction on how to utilize LMS during orientation.)
Supervisors are also required to complete the Telework 101 for Managers via LMS.
Civilian employees and Service members who telework on a situational or regular and recurring basis must complete a telework agreement. Telework agreements should be reviewed and re-signed regularly, in accordance with current Agency/Center telework policies.
Benefits of Teleworking
Promotes DTRA/SCC-WMD as a model employer
Provides greater flexibility
Can improve performance and productivity
Minimizes office distraction
Decreases need for desk space
Reduces personal costs associated with travel
Serves as a useful reasonable accommodations tool, particularly for those with disabilities
Allows government services to continue during emergency situations or inclement weather
Helps the government in its effort to “Go Green”