Telework And Continuity Of Operations

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Executive Summary

From the aggressive telework program of the U.S. General Services Administration to Georgia's tax credits for private sector telecommuting programs, agencies at all levels of government are embracing telework for a variety of reasons. They include: Continuity of Operations: Keeping critical government services up and running in a disaster or other emergency remains a key objective at every level of government. Requirements for COOP are aligned with those of telework: Both need workers distributed geographically and equipped to carry out government business. To the extent that COOP requirements reflect telework requirements, COOP funds can help finance telework programs. Telework represents the "everyday use" capability of a COOP plan, testing its robustness.

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