Congress Sends Federal Telework Bill To Obama

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 12:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has given final congressional approval to legislation that would require agencies governmentwide to set up telework policies, making all federal employees presumptively eligible to work remotely unless explicitly exempted.

House members voted 254-152 to approve Senate amendments to H.R. 1722, the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, on Thursday. The bill is sponsored in the House by Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., and 14 others.

The House approved a previous version of the bill on July 14, 290-131, and the Senate unanimously ratified...
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