WASHINGTON – Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest union representing more than 750,000 federal and DC government employees, released the results of a nationwide survey of federal employees that sought to understand the attitudes of rank-and-file federal employees toward telework.
“Overwhelmingly, federal employees are saying that increased telework has improved government productivity, and they are worried that telework rollbacks will exacerbate agency backlogs caused by budget cuts and understaffing,” said AFGE National President Everett Kelley. “These civil servants show up every day to deliver government services to the American people – whether in a physical office or remotely. As lawmakers, policymakers, and agency leadership discuss the future of telework, the voices and concerns of rank-and-file federal employees deserve to be heard.”
Key Findings from the survey include:
The survey was conducted electronically from March 15-March 24, 2023. The 3,112 respondents included federal government employees from every state and Puerto Rico, representing 125 distinct government programs.