Serial No. 108-210: Beneficial or Critical? The Heightened Need for Telework Opportunities in the Post-9/11 World: Hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, July 8, 2004 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of Tom Davis: "Good morning, and I want to welcome everybody to today's oversight hearing on the Status of Telework Programs and Policies in the Federal Government. We are here to determine why many Federal supervisors have been slow to implement telework across all levels of the Government work force. For years now, many of us have recognized that telework offers significant benefits to managers, employees, and society. More recently, and perhaps more importantly, we now realize that telework needs to be an essential component of any continuity of operations plan. Something we once considered advantageous and beneficial has evolved into a cornerstone of emergency preparedness. The innovations of the information age, laptop computers, broadband Internet service, blackberries and so forth, continue to make location less relevant in a working world. Telework capitalizes on these advances, offering a broad range of benefits to employers and employees, and the public." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Pamela J. Gardiner, Scott J. Cameron, J. Christopher Mihm, James A. Kane, Steve DuMont, Eric Richert, Carol Goldberg, Stephen Perry, Kay Coles James, Elijah E. Cummings, Tom Davis, Danny K. Davis, Dennis J. Kucinich, Henry A. Waxman, and Frank Wolf.
Serial No. 108-210
House Committee on Government Reform: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house07.html