Q & A Session – Denial of Telework


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


As part of my duties I am expected to telework on occasion during off duty hours. I am permitted to telework when OPM grants “unscheduled telework” status and was approved by my director. However, my executive director denied my request, and I am classified as a non-bargaining unit employee. What are my options?


Non bargaining unit employees can use the administrative grievance procedure to raise issues such as those you describe. The time limit is usually very short. If you suspect discrimination, you can start the EEO process by contacting an EEO counselor within 45 days of the telework denial.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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