New bill would protect telework
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 01, 2018
Two Maryland lawmakers have introduced a new bill that aims to protect telework for current and future federal employees.
Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.) — who both serve large populations of federal workers — introduced legislation on July 26 that would require agencies to support and expand telework policies.
The Telework Metrics and Cost Savings Act is a direct response to new policies at the Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture, where they are significantly cutting back on telework.
“We must push back against the Trump Administration’s repeated attacks on federal telework programs, which make our government work better for the American people,” Sarbanes said.
Many are concerned with the administration's pushback on telework partly because of the influx of commuters in the D.C. area.