By FELTG Staff, October 20, 2021

A few weeks ago, the MSPB issued a report assessing, among other things, telework effectiveness and employee engagement. A few points to consider:

  • Telework and employee engagement are closely related: 65 percent of Federal employees who agreed that their supervisor encourages and supports telework were reported to be engaged in their agency’s work, compared with only 31 percent of employees who disagreed.
  • Unsurprisingly, workplace flexibilities played a significant role in ensuring employees were able to meet work and family responsibilities during the pandemic. The flexibilities included telework, children attending virtual school from home, and liberal use of flexible schedules and leave.
  • The use of post-pandemic telework may increase in Federal organizations based on the experience they gained with this workplace flexibility during the pandemic. Our guess at FELTG is that the agencies who permit continued flexibilities will see a higher retention level than those who don’t.

Check out the full report here.

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