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USAJOBS: Telework Positions and Positions with Flexible Hours

Create new formats for job postings on USAJOBS that include separate categories for Telework (y/n) and Flexible Hours (y/n). People who are looking for jobs would like to search for these, and it's not possible now. If employers have to step up and identify these types of jobs up front, telework and flex hours will be more job dependent than empolyee/boss dependent. Besides, putting them out there on USAJOBS will tell the world that the government really does intend to implement alternative work arrangements and to enter the 21st century. A good thing.

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  1. Comment
    Terrence Hill

    I agree! At one time, I thought that vacancy announcements would have icons that said things like "Telework Friendly Position," but now that language is buried under the Benefits section.

    For instance, here is an excerpt from a current PTO vacancy:

    BENEFITS:

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) and Telework Program are available to eligible employees.

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    pittardm ( Idea Submitter )

    Response to terrence.hill post: Yes, and they sort of all say "telework" in the benefits section, don't they? So when you search on "telework," you get everything . . . and nothing. M :-)