HRM: Telework Program Update - New telework eform available

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The new Telework Agreement eForm (AD-3018) is available on the HRM Telework webpage. It is a two-part eForm.

  • Supervisors are required to re-initiate a Telework Agreement eForm for all of their employees to notify them of their telework eligibility by completing PART I of the form.
  • Supervisors must complete the Telework form for their employees by September 30, 2019.
  • Employees must wait for their supervisors to initiate the eForm. Non-supervisory employees can no longer initiate telework requests.
  • Employees eligible to telework need to complete PART II (after their supervisor has initiated PART I), this includes opting out of telework, which is Section F.

USDA has authorized eligible employees to telework up to 12 hours per week with supervisor approval. 

Details regarding the implementation of the new telework forms, change in the number of telework hours per week, and updated processes will be provided in upcoming telework webinars – see below for schedule.

Visit the HRM Telework webpage for updated information including:

eForm Demonstration Webinars

HRM invites you to attend a webinar to demonstrate how to complete the Telework Agreement eForm (AD-3018) and answer questions. See schedule below; it is the same webinar offered several times. Calendar invitations are attached to this email for your convenience. To add a webinar to your personal calendar, open the attachment and select “Copy to My Calendar.”

  • Friday, July 19: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Tuesday, July 23: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Thursday, July 25: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Tuesday, July 30: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Thursday, August 1: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Tuesday, August 6: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964
  • Thursday, August 8: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT; Adobe Connect; 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 6791964

Please dial into the call and join the Adobe Connect. Conference call lines are limited to 250 lines and Adobe Connect is limited to 500 participants; participants are encouraged to attend in groups. Captioning services will be provided.

Adobe Connect Helpful Information:

  • Test your computer
  • General guidelines
  • Connect your computer to the Adobe Connect web meeting
    • Keep “Enter as a Guest” selected
    • Type your name or location (if multiple people are joining together) into the “name” box
    • Click “Enter Room”
  • Dial in to the teleconference for audio
  • Adobe Connect Accessibility Features including keyboard shortcuts

Help is available

For telework questions, contact your telework unit coordinator or send an email to the national telework coordinator at sm.fs.telework@usda.gov.