"1. PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD [Department of Defense] Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this Instruction: a. Reissues DoD Instruction 1035.01 (Reference (b)). b. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for implementing DoD telework programs. c. Implements the provisions of sections 6501 through 6506 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), as added by Public Law 111-292 (also known as the 'Telework Enhancement Act of 2010') (Reference (c)); section 359 of Public Law 106-346 (Reference (d)); and sections 101 and 206 of title 37, U.S.C. (Reference (e)). 2. APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to: a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the 'DoD Components'). b. Employees (as defined in the Glossary) and Service members where indicated in the Instruction and at the discretion of the Heads of the OSD and DoD Components. […] 4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that telework shall be: a. Actively promoted and implemented throughout the DoD in support of the DoD commitment to workforce efficiency, emergency preparedness, and quality of life. Telework facilitates the accomplishment of work; can serve as an effective recruitment and retention strategy; enhance DoD efforts to employ and accommodate people with disabilities; and create cost savings by decreasing the need for office space and parking facilities, and by reducing transportation costs, including costs associated with payment of transit subsidies."
Department of Defense Instruction 1035.01; DoDI 1035.01