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Over 100,000 Federal Employees Telecommute

Almost 7 percent of the federal workforce – that’s 119,248 employees – telecommutes, according to a recent Washington Post [1] story [2]. "Congress has supported the idea of allowing government employees to work from home to ease rush-hour congestion and give agencies a way of continuing basic operations in the event of a catastrophe, such as pandemic flu," the Post reported. However 30 percent of federal employees – such as doctors, forest rangers and those handling "sensitive or classified information" – are ineligible for telecommuting programs, the paper said. (June 2007)

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