Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., listens during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 1, 2022, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Bonnie Cash/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate bill pushes agencies on stronger telework oversight

The Telework Transparency Act from Sens. Peters and Ernst requires agencies to bolster data collection on telework policies and monitor how those policies impact performance.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst speaks during the third installment of The Senate Project at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on June 12, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Sen. Ernst calls for federal IGs to investigate employees ‘phoning it in’ during telework

In addition to impacts on service delivery, Ernst wants to know worksite attendance rates at each agency and if steps have been taken "to adjust bureaucrats’ location-based…
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough testifies during a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

VA increases in-person requirements for teleworking employees

VA Secretary Denis McDonough wasn't specific about when the change would take place but said it will be in place by "early fall."