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NPR 3600.2
Effective Date: January 06, 2010
Expiration Date: January 06, 2015
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(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Telework Program

Responsible Office: Office of Human Capital Management

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P.1 Purpose

a. NASA's Telework Program is designed to provide employees and managers with flexible work arrangements by which employees perform their assigned duties at home or other approved worksite and not at their regular place of employment. Such arrangements can benefit both managers and employees in the following ways: enhance the recruitment and retention of a high-quality diverse workforce; assist in providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities, including employees who have temporary or continuing health conditions; provide for the continuity of operations (COOP) during national or regional emergencies; reduce transportation-related stress and costs; improve morale by allowing employees to balance work and family demands; and encourage the highest employee productivity toward the accomplishment of the Agency's mission.

b. This NPR establishes the procedures and responsibilities for conducting the Telework Program in accordance with applicable law and regulations. It provides Agency direction, which should be used in conjunction with the referenced statutory and regulatory requirements. Center Human Resources Offices should be consulted for further information and guidance.

P.2 Applicability

a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including NASA's Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.

b. Any reference to Center Director(s) includes the Executive Director, Headquarters Operations and the Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center.

c. The Office of the Inspector General has statutory independence and may create a separate Telework Program that more effectively meets its mission requirements.

P.3 Authority

a. 42 U.S.C. º 2473(c) (1), Section 203(c) (1) of the Space Act of 1958, as amended.

b. 31 U.S.C. º 1348, Pub. L. No. 104-52, Telephone Installation and Charges, note, Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1996, Title VI, Governmentwide General Provisions--Departments, Agencies, and Corporations, º 620.

c. Pub. L. No. 105-277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, 112 Stat. 2681-522, Title VI, General Provisions--Departments, Agencies, and Corporations, º 630.

d. Pub. L. No. 106-346 Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, Title III, General Provisions, º 359.

e. 5 C.F.R. º 531.605(d), Determining an Employee's Official Worksite.

f. NPD 3000.1, Management of Human Resources.

g. FIRMR Bulletin C-8, Information Accessibility for Employees with Disabilities.

h. FMR Bulletin 2006-B3, Guidelines for Alternative Workplace Arrangements.

i. FMR Bulletin 2007-B1, Information Technology and Telecommunications Guidelines for Federal Telework and Other Alternative Workplace Arrangement Programs.

P.4 Applicable Documents

a. NPR 1382.1, NASA Privacy Procedural Requirements.

b. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules.

c. NPR 1600.1, NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements.

d. NPR 4200.1, NASA Equipment Management Procedural Requirements.

e. NPR 8715.1, NASA Occupational Safety and Health Programs.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

NASA Headquarters and each Center will cooperate with periodic data gathering and other evaluation activities as required.

P.6 Cancellation


Thomas S. Luedtke
Associate Administrator for
Institutions and Management

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