Teleworking is a complex subject touching on myriad issues, including performance management, trust, equipment acquisition, and culture change, but also greenhouse gas reduction, cost-savings, and continuity of service.
This session will explore teleworking best practices and policies, examine its role in government and industry, and address the issues blocking wide-scale implementation.
Allan Holmes is Executive Editor at Government Executive, joining Executive Editors Tom Shoop and Anne Laurent in the senior management of the enterprise. Holmes has been CIO’s Washington Bureau Chief since 2004. He was editor in chief of Federal Computer Week magazine and FCW.com from January 2001 to August 2003, and FCW editor and managing editor prior to that. He developed, launched and managed the award-winning daily news site, FCW.com. During his nearly nine years at FCW, the magazine and web site won more than three dozen awards, including Folio Magazine’s Best Government Publication and first-place awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors for Best Government Coverage and Best Overall Web Publication. Holmes also served as editorial director for events and new projects at FCW Media Group. This included running FCW’s Government CIO Summit, and managing research projects that measure the effectiveness of government management reforms, governance issues, the interaction between electronic government and the public, and other topics. In an earlier project, he oversaw an expansive joint study with the Pew Internet and American Life Project on the federal government’s increasing use of the Internet to sell goods and services to the public. Holmes has covered health care, business issues and state government, and has written for The New York Times, Time magazine, U.S. News and World Report and Government Executive. He has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University.
Max Chafkin is a senior writer with Inc. magazine, where he has profiled companies such as Yelp, Zappos, Twitter, and Threadless. He wrote Inc.’s April 2010 cover story on telework, part of a month-long experiment during which the entire magazine staff worked from home. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Photo courtesy of Inc. magazine.
Danette Campbell is the Senior Advisor for Telework at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive telework and hoteling programs for agency employees in order to address productivity, employee retention, and space management issues.
Prior to starting at USPTO in January 2006, Ms. Campbell was employed at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments where she was responsible for the oversight of public and private sector telework in the Washington metropolitan region. During her tenure at COG, Ms. Campbell was instrumental in the design, development, and promotion of such programs as Telework Virginia and the Telework Partnership with Employers. She has held the position of Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Telework Advisory Council and played a major role in the annual Washington Area Conferences on Telework from 2002 through 2004, and the Senior Executives’ Telework Event in 2005.
On July 18, 2006, Ms. Campbell testified before the Congressional Committee on Government Reform’s Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization on the USPTO’s teleworking program. During her testimony, Ms. Campbell provided information to the Committee about the Trademark Work at Home program and the Patents Hoteling Program. She explained the benefits that these programs have for employees and for the USPTO.
Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lynchburg College and Certified Public Manager certification from George Washington University’s Institute for Regional Excellence.
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