• United States
by Staff Writers

In brief: Telecommuting improving for government workers

Mar 20, 20061 min
Enterprise ApplicationsRemote Work

Forty-three percent of U.S. government employees sometimes telecommute instead of driving into the office, up from 19% a year ago, according to a recent survey by government-focused IT vendor CDW Government. In the study, 28% of federal IT workers surveyed said they believe that their agencies provide IT support to all eligible teleworkers, up from just 5% of respondents in 2005. The survey of 542 U.S. government workers and 235 federal IT professionals found that federal employees with the option to telecommute are happier with their jobs. Ninety-one percent of those with the option were very satisfied or satisfied with their jobs, compared with 80% of those who did not have the option. Eighty-four percent of federal government employees would telecommute if given the option, the survey said.