According to a report by the Agency`s Inspector General, collaborators from different parts of the Housing and Urban Development Department reported an easy transition to telework in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, largely due to the Agency`s planning in February. The HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report assessing the use of government-wide telework by huD in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that telecommuting severely hampers business processes that depend on paper registration or access to the facility. bandwidth limitations of the HUD (information technology) it infrastructure and the lack of equipment provided by the State to some staff members have disrupted the operation of HUD; and interviewees indicated that HUD was generally well prepared for mandatory telework. Local 476 continues to work to improve remote work services for our employees. You can find the telework instructions in article 18 of our contract, the HUD Telework Handbook 625.1 and the OPM Guide to Telework in the Federal Government. The OPM TELEARBEITS FAQs are also useful. Hud employees can work from home for up to three days a week (two if you have a compressed work plan). OPM`s latest report on telework in the federal government covered fiscal year 2017. Read the full report here. The HUD Telework Directive also allows employees to telework up to five days a week for “location-based telework”. Situation telework includes situations where the official construction site is not usable for office renovation projects or when a short-term work assignment is best executed on a site without interruption.
It also applies to weather emergencies where employees prefer to work from home rather than take vacations or risk dangerous commutes. You must have a telework contract, even if you only want to use situational telework occasionally. As part of the department`s teleworking directive and our contract, you can: According to information provided by HUD OPM, 81% of authorized staff work remotely. This represented 5,405 people in fiscal 2017. Of these 5405 employees: While disruptions to paper-based processes and issues with network bandwidth and device access caused problems, “interviewees indicated that HUD was generally well prepared for mandatory telecommuting,” IG wrote. Overall, respondents indicated that hud was well prepared for mandatory telework,” the auditors wrote. “One pollster summed this up by saying, `Five years ago, I don`t think it would have been possible without missing a cadence. But that`s essentially what we did. Meanwhile, “the FHA`s monitoring efforts continued with off-site checks of electronic credit files and some printed credit files that HUD employees scanned before leaving their mandatory telework offices. The study aimed to provide insight into the types of obstacles that hindered hud operations and how HUD responded to the restrictions identified. HUD has demonstrated the ability to maintain the necessary operations on Mission territory during a period of mandatory telework, but some processes have been heavily affected.
The report also outlines eight proactive steps that HUD should consider. However, “processes that rely on paper recording or processes requiring access to facilities have been severely disrupted,” the report says. “Of the 37 interviewees, 15 said HUD processes had been reduced, modified or suspended because access to recordings or facilities was limited during mandatory telework.” “While there were effects due to mandatory telework, most respondents said that the operation they supervised had been only slightly or not affected at all,” the report said. . . .