According to a CDW news release on its Telework Report, 44% of federal employees said they have the option to telework, compared to 15% of private-sector employees. The number of federal employees with the option is up 6% since last year.
CDW also found the number of federal employees choosing to telework also outpaced that of private-sector employees. Thirty-five percent of federal employees began teleworking in the past year versus 10% of private-sector employees.
Along with the increased adoption of teleworking, federal employers expanded IT support for technical workers. According to the release, 42% of federal IT professionals reported that their agency started or expanded its telework program in the last year, and 62% of federal agencies now have written IT policies for telework in place, compared to 46% in 2006.
Meanwhile, just 25% of private-sector IT professionals reported a new or expanded program in the last year, and 40% of private-sector organizations currently have written telework policies in place.
The CDW Telework Report can be requested here .