The purpose of the study is to provide an overview of the types of obstacles that hindered hud operations and how HUD responded to the identified restrictions. HUD has demonstrated an ability to maintain the necessary mission operations during a mandatory telework period, but some processes have been heavily affected. The report also contains eight proactive measures that HUD can consider. Local 476 continues to work to improve telework services for our employees. Depending on the department`s telework policy and our contract, you can: HUD employees can telework up to three days a week (two if you have a compressed worktop). The HUD Telework Directive also allows employees to telework up to five days a week for “situation-like telework”. Situation-related telework covers situations, for example. B when the official site is not usable during renovation work or when a short-term order is best executed on a site without interruption. This also applies to weather emergencies where employees prefer to work from home rather than take time off or risk a dangerous ride to work. You must have a telework agreement, even if you want to use situational telework only from time to time. Meanwhile, “FHA`s surveillance efforts continued with on-site checks of electronic credit files and some credit card loan files that HUD employees had scanned before leaving their mandatory telework offices.” The HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report assessing HUD`s agency-wide use of telework in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that telework was severely handicapped by business processes that depended on paper registration or access to facilities; The limitations of the bandwidth of the HUD infrastructure for information technology (ICT) and the lack of state-provided equipment for some staff members have disrupted the operation of HUD; and respondents indicated that HUD was generally well prepared for mandatory telework.
“While the results of the study provide an overview of HUD`s experience with mandatory telework, the methodology used was not intended to allow for a full evaluation of HUD telework,” the report says. “The surveys were deliberately short to allow for quick responses and timely coverage of results.” However, “processes that depend on paper records or processes requiring access to facilities have been severely disrupted,” the report says. “Of the 37 interviewees, 15 reported that HUD processes were reduced, modified or suspended because access to recordings or facilities was limited during mandatory telework.” You can find telework advice in section 18 of our contract, in the HUD Telework Handbook 625.1 and in OPM`s Guide to Telework within the Federal Government. The frequent telework of the OPM are also useful. Staff from various components of the Housing and Urban Development Department reported a simple transition to telework in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, largely due to the agency`s planning in February, according to a report by the agency`s inspector general. You are entitled to telecommuting if you have tasks and work activities that are portable, do not require you to be on the traditional site and you can be monitored wherever you work. Examples of eligible types of work are verification of grants, reports and cases; Writing decisions or reports Materials research and analysis Programming, data entry and word processing, and document processing and correction. You can be a good candidate for telework if your job does not require daily contact with your supervisor, co-worker, client or the public, or you will need regular access to confidential information or material.