Work Away is a statewide initiative that encourages telework and work scheduling options for eligible employees. Telework offers employees a more productive working environment with fewer distractions. Both telework and scheduling options have been shown to result in better job performance, improved job satisfaction and employee morale, and a reduction in absenteeism and sick leave usage. Work Away options also help retain valued employees and recruit top quality people while "Improving the Quality of Life for All Georgians."
DHS Telework Policy and Attachments
- DHS Telework Policy
- Request for Teleworking Approval - Attachment 1
- Teleworking Agreement - Attachment 2
- Work Away Information Form - Attachment 3
- DHS Property Removal Form - Attachment 4
- Teleworker Selflessness - Attachment 5
- Teleworker Work Space Self-Certification - Attachment 6
- DHS Teleworking Guidelines - Attachment 7
- DHS Teleworking Time Record- Non Exempt Employees- Attachment 8
- DHS Teleworking Time Log for All Employees - Attachment 9
- DHS Telework Check List - Attachment 10
- Work Away Initiative
Information for Telework Coordinators, Employees, Mgrs., Supv.
- Application Process-Mgr/Supv Responsiblities
- Authorized Offical Reponsibilities
- Program Mgmt - Mgr/Supv Responsibilities
- Criteria/Application-Employee Responsibilities
- Employee Participation Expectations
- Random Audit form
Executive Orders for Telework
The DHS Work Away Program – Telework is focused on:
* Demonstrated documented work products and results
* Management engagement and oversight to ensure we are accountable in practice (more...)
Teleworking . . . .
. . . is a management option allowing eligible employees to work from home.
. . . encourages smarter and more focused work practices
. . . increases productivity in the range of 10% - 20% (more...)
Characteristics of Good Teleworkers
* Have a high level of skill and knowledge in dealing with work related responsibilities.
* Demonstrate a high level of productivity.
* Are goal and/or task oriented. (more...)
Everyone May Benefit!