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7 federal agencies making the most of telework now (and beyond)

We've compiled a list of the federal organizations that have shown that telework is not only possible but can be just as effective as normal work in some cases.

No agency will tell you it went into 2020 expecting to spend most of the following year in a mode of mass telework. But faced with the need to keep employees safe while continuing to support their missions during a global pandemic, agencies across the federal government gracefully shifted to technology-enabled remote work.

Several agencies stood out in their ability to make sure their personnel had the resources they needed to continue working safely outside the office — but some also used those rapid gains in connectivity, cloud services and collaboration tools as momentum to make long-term, sustainable changes to their remote work postures.

From large agencies like the Department of Defense — which, with the most odds stacked against it, became the federal government’s shining example of a successful shift to telework — and the Department of Veterans Affairs to smaller ones like the General Services Administration and National Science Foundation, we’ve compiled a list of the federal organizations that have shown telework is not only possible but can be just as effective as normal work in some cases.

This story is part of a FedScoop special report on the Future of Telework. Read the rest of the report.