BLUF : If the Telework Agreement specifies a Time and Place for Teleworking how strict should I be in enforcing it ?
In short, our organization’s teleworking agreement asks employees to designate specific hours of work and a specific space that they work in at their homes.
This is for liability reasons.
And yet, when we do Video meetings it is obvious that employees are elsewhere. - In the kitchen, on the patio, at a coffeeshop, in a car, another person's residence, etc.
The media would have us believe that Tele-work can happen with great flexibility and anywhere -- but, the Telework agreements do not reflect that expectation.
How should I address this with my folks ?
They are technically in violation of the agreement.