Designing and Writing Effective Telework Policies

John O'Duinn John O'Duinn, Author, Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart

About this consulting Permalink

Developing telework policies that evolve with operational and technical needs is essential for long-term resilience in the event of prolonged government office closures or scaling telework opportunities to build a more diverse, effective, and modern workforce. We consult with executives to create or revise their telework policies in accordance with best practices for distributed teams, helping you navigate the complexities of security, training certifications, scalability, and performance measurement.

Who it's for Permalink

  • Government policy makers who want to create sustainable a foundation for successful remote / telework

What you learn Permalink

  • Recognize and avoid common pitfalls of telework policies

  • Evaluate and recommend technologies for collaborative working

  • Comply with agency-specific security requirements

  • Structure policies to support a balance of oversight and trust

  • Best practices for staff teleworking on extended / permanent basis

  • Using telework policies to improve hiring and retention

  • Important KPIs to track successful adoption of telework policies

Format Permalink

  • Discovery to identify your goals and desired outcomes

  • One-on-one virtual consulting sessions

  • Four hours per week, for 12 weeks

Cost Permalink

Estimated at $31,680. This is for a 12-week engagement, 4 hours per week at $660 per hour. To speed up this complex, custom process, we use common patterns and established best practices wherever applicable.

Contracting vehicles

  • DUNS: 022112930
  • CAGE Code: 65FK1
  • NAICS Codes: 519190, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519
  • Standard Product Code: 80101507
  • GSA Schedule 70 #GS-35F-337BA
  • CMAS
  • UK G Cloud 10
  • Mississippi Agile Vendor Pool
  • California Agile Vendor Pool
  • Certified Small Business (Micro), State of California DGS, No. 2003474
  • Incorporated: 2004 (California)
John O'Duinn

John O'Duinn

John O’Duinn is the author of “Distributed Teams - The Art and Practice of Working Together While Physically Apart,” which was first published in 2018, with a fully updated second edition published in January 2021. This business management book covers essential practical mechanics of how to work in and run distributed organizations, as well as the wider diversity, environmental, urban planning and community renewal benefits of distributed organizations. John is a senior technologist and entrepreneur who has worked in distributed companies of one form or another for 29 years, led distributed teams for 15 years, run workshops and mentored distributed teams for 8 years and is a frequent international speaker on the benefits and strategies of remote work. John served in the U.S. Digital Service in the Obama White House, helped the State of Vermont write their 2018 "Remote Worker" law encouraging remote work to promote economic growth, helped the State of California revise its 2021 telework policy during COVID-19 and is supporting the development of other telework and economic development policies for multiple jurisdictions worldwide



Get customizable training for small or large groups at your agency on remote / telework best practices.


Get personalized coaching and implementation help for building effective distributed government teams.


Get one-on-one consulting for orientation on telework policies and best practices, along with recommendations for your agency.