USDA supports programs that improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, reduce the cost of office space, and assist employees in managing their work and family life. Teleworking can have a positive impact in all these areas.
Employees who perform duties that are suitable for teleworking and meet other established eligibility requirements must be afforded the opportunity to telework.
Employees may be approved both to telework and work an alternative or compressed work schedule.
Teleworking should be considered in providing reasonable accommodations for disabled employees and for addressing short-term agency or employee needs. Short-term uses could include allowing an employee to telework while the employee recovers from a minor injury affecting this/her mobility, or while working on a special work-related project with identifiable time frames and deliverables.
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