Senate committee schedules markup on telework bills

By Kevin Bogardus | 05/14/2024 06:24 AM EDT

Legislation to stiffen reporting requirements for civil servants will likely advance in the Senate this week.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.).

Senate Homeland Security Chair Gary Peters (D-Mich.) has called a vote on proposals to address federal telework. Mariam Zuhaib/AP

Senators are set to consider bipartisan legislation this week that would expand transparency surrounding federal employees’ use of telework.

On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will mark up nearly a dozen bills, including two that deal with civil servants working outside of the office.

Telework has become a hot-button issue with the Biden administration under growing pressure to have more federal employees work from the office more often.


The “Telework Reform Act of 2023,” S. 3015, and the “Telework Transparency Act of 2024,” S. 4043, are on the agenda for Wednesday’s markup.