Even for situational telework, the worker must have an authorized telework agreement before telework. An employee who is teleworking full-time on the basis of COVID-19 participates in the maxiflex work plan. Over a two-week period, this employee completes his basic 80-hour job in 9 days by working more than 8 hours a few days. In addition, there is a federal holiday during this special two-month pay period. B. Once the agreement is concluded, the employee and supervisor must complete telework training before telework can begin. * All government work must be supported and executed by public software and hardware, both in the official service and at the teleworking location. When federal authorities develop recovery plans and return to regular operation, managers who wish to adapt work agreements to the COVID-19 environment can use flexible working hours (FWS) to maintain staff productivity, health and safety (e.g.B by maintaining social distancing in the workplace). FWS consist of working days with flexible basic and working hours and allow an employee to meet their two basic working hours by setting their own schedule within the limits set by the Agency.
These limits may include daily or weekly basic work requirements. Agencies can expand the types of VAS available to staff, as different types of calendars offer different degrees of flexibility. In combination with telecommuting, FWS can offer agencies the flexibility to maintain safe social distancing between employees in the workplace by reducing the percentage of employees who are in the office at any given time. FWS can also help employees balance their work responsibilities with care and other responsibilities. For more information on flexible working time, please see www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/work-schedules/fact-sheets/alternative-flexible-work-schedules/. D. Second-level supervisors must agree on all decisions to refuse or terminate telework agreements. The memorandum published yesterday orders each of the 70,000 Interior employees “who do not perform or support essential functions of the mission or do not perform mission-critical functions” of teleworking.