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HQPR 3611.1
Effective Date: October 25, 2007
Expiration Date: October 25, 2012
Cancellation Date: April 19, 2012
Responsible Office: LM
Telework Program
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P.1.1 As a requirement of Public Law 106-346, Section 359, which required agencies to establish a policy enabling eligible Federal employees to participate in telework to the maximum extent possible without diminished employee performance, NASA Headquarters began permitting telework arrangements in 1997.

P.1.2 NASA Headquarters supports programs such as telework that assist employees in managing their work and family life, improve air quality, and reduce traffic congestion, while accomplishing their work safely and efficiently.

P.1.3 The Telework Program is designed to provide flexible work situations that can benefit managers and employees such as enhancing the recruitment and retention of a high-quality diverse workforce; assisting in employing and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities, including employees who have temporary or continuing health conditions; reducing transportation related stress and costs, including costs associated with payment of transportation subsidies; improving morale by allowing employees to balance work and family demands; and potentially increasing NASA Headquarters productivity.

P.1.4 This Headquarters Procedural Requirement (HPR) updates the current operating procedures to ensure that the NASA Headquarters? Telework Program is conducted in accordance with Agency and Headquarters management requirements.


P.2.1 This HPR is applicable to all civil service employees of NASA Headquarters organizations, excluding the NASA Shared Services Center and the Office of the Inspector General.


P.3.1 Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-346, Section 359.

P.3.2 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act of 1996 Public Law 104-52.


P.4.1 Office of Personnel Management?s Guide to Processing Personnel Actions, Chapter 23.

P.4.2 OPM and GSA Telework Guidance.

P.4.3 OPM Memoranda for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Establishing Telecommuting Policy, dated February 9, 2001, and March 6, 2001.

P.4.4 NPD 1382.17, NASA Privacy Policy.

P.4.5 NPR 3800.1, Chapter 7, Operation of NASA Telework Programs.

P.4.6 NPR 2810.1A, Security of Information Technology.

P.4.7 NPR 1600.1, NASA Security Program Procedural Requirements.

P.4.8 NPR 4200.1F, NASA Equipment Management Procedural Requirements.

P.4.9 HQPR 8715.1 Workplace Safety and Health for Supervisors and Employees.

P.4.10 NASA Desk Guide on Telework Programs, December 2005.


The Headquarters Human Resources Management Division prepares periodic reports on telework activities for use by the Office of Human Capital Management, the Office of Personnel Management, and Congress. Headquarters offices submit copies of core telework agreements, including denials of telework arrangements, and termination of agreements; periodic reviews are conducted to ensure regulatory compliance and that intended objectives of the program are met.



Olga M. Dominguez
Assistant Administrator for
Infrastructure and Administration

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