93 percent of federal managers satisfied with telework

Federal managers may have a growing tolerance for allowing employees to use technology to work from home, according to survey released Tuesday examining telework.

Ninety-three percent of managers said they are satisfied with work done remotely and 81 percent agree that their management ability is unaffected by telework, says the survey conducted by the marketing firm FedScoop and underwritten by Intel and Cisco.

Workers said the main value of telework is that it saves them time.

Highlights pulled from the report:

• 64 percent of private sector IT respondents said they telework regularly or exclusively, compared to 23 percent of federal IT employees;
• Just six percent of private sector respondents said their employers do not provide them with sufficient technology to telework, compared to 22 percent of federal employees; and
• 23 percent of federal respondents said they have never talked to their managers about telework.

Find the full report here.