Press Release 5-11-11

Washington, DC (May, 2011) CI International has been awarded the contract to develop and deliver telework training to USDA’s entire employee population. “Telework is an area of growing importance in the Federal Space,” said John McCann, Director of Learning. “With the passage of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, all Federal employees are presumed eligible to telework. It’s no longer a matter of who can telework, it’s a matter of how do we make the best of this new approach to work. With the development of USDA’s telework policy, USDA recognized the need to provide employees with fundamental training to work and thrive in a virtual environment”. The training will provide employees and managers the skills and knowledge to be successful including establishing results-focused goals and effective communication strategies. Studies have consistently shown that telework has a direct positive influence on employee recruitment, retention, job satisfaction and overall productivity.