If I am a new federal employee, can I start telecommuting right away? OPM manages the telework.gov website to provide easy access to telework information within the federal government. For resources and information related to telecommuting, explore the site with the navigations above. Click here to learn more about HR and government flexibilities related to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). OPM is pleased to present the state of telework in 2019 in the federal government`s report. This report provides an overview of federal telework programs and shows the ongoing evolution of telework within the federal government. Through web-based training, OPM covers the basics of telecommuting to ensure that all federal employees have access to the training they need to be motivated and effective teleworkers. Telework Fundamentals for Employees and Telework Fundamentals for Managers are now available on Telework.gov. Whether you`re telecommuting, telecommuting or telecommuting, if you have questions about telecommuting, your best resource is your Agency Telework Coordinators and Telework Managing Officer. OPM is pleased to share the authority of the U.S. State Department with respect to telecommuting abroad. The guidelines for telecommuting abroad have taken into account long-standing needs for information and guidelines, particularly for foreign labour agreements. This information will help federal authorities and employees understand the unique legal requirements of this type of remote work arrangement.