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1 FMHAC FAS Telework Telework Optimization Pilot (TOP) August 2011

2 FMHAC Telework Optimization Pilot FMHAC Hoteling FMHAC Telework Plan 1 2 FAS Overview Successes and Challenges Agenda

3 FAS Overview Telework Optimization Pilot Ninety-day pilot began in June 2010 and ended in September 2010 Extended for 9 additional months thru June 2011 FMHAC expanded telework now permanent with annual review Voluntary telework up to five days per week

4 FMHAC Overview FMHAC TOP Current Participants (29) –26 Government Employees –3 Contract Employees Days of Telework (Government) –0-2 Days (3) (12%) –3 Days (2) (8%) –4-5 Days (20) (80%)

5 Goals of FMHAC TOP Improvement in performance measures Zero telecommuting footprint Increased employee morale Better work life balance Maintain excellent customer service

6 Work Schedules - FMHAC 1 to 5 days of telework 8 hour per day schedule Mandatory in-person once a month meeting Office attendance required for other meetings

7 100 % participation in Google Chat Collaborate in Lotus Connections Utilize Google Docs Google Calendar Meeting.gsa.gov Dedicated bridge lines per group VoIP Softphones or Blackberry Communications & Collaboration FMHAC

8 New Employees/Interns Encouraged to participate in TOP Mentoring Group Communication plan developed with coach

9 TOP Performance Performance measures monitored (weekly/monthly) –Aligned with employee APPAS Work Plans submitted each day by employee Work Accomplishments submitted at end of day Contractors complete productivity reports Performance has met or exceeded measures to date

10 Engagement Plan Monthly in-person mandatory meetings Weekly BMD and Acquisition meetings Bi-weekly CS&P Branch meetings (meeting.gsa.gov) –Weekly Procurement Scholar –Acquisition Training Weekly Directors Staff meeting Weekly TOP overview with managers Bi-weekly Mentoring meetings

11 Evaluation Carbon Footprint reduction Communication/Collaboration Performance Measures Internal and External Stakeholder input

12 Unique to FMHAC North/South Lunch 90 day fitness challenge Carbon Footprint Calculator Carbon Footprint Tracking Carbon Offset Charity (Americas Portfolio) Weekly Culture Sheet

13 Success of Pilot Cycle time for offers – –69.8 days (baseline) – 55.4 days (current) Cycle time for modifications –9.4 (baseline) – 7.8 (current) % of CORS files processed within 5 days –77.5% (baseline) – 94.2% (current) 396 calls in BMD answered within 24 hours during pilot– 0 calls unanswered 52% reduction of sick leave utilization during pilot

14 Challenges Intermittent problems with FSS Online Current IT Policy for Telework restricts IT equipment that can be for home-office

15 Steps for Success 1. Management buy in of telework at all levels in an organization is essential (up and down) 2. Communication and buy-in from the Union is critical. 3. Manage telework as you would any key program in your area 4. Equal use of collaboration tools by managers and employees (training on tools is essential) 5. Success or failure of the program is in the hands of the employees with the support of management 6. Share results of performance metrics regularly 7. Find stimulating ways to keep the culture maintained

16 Associate Feedback Being in the office twice this week, I realized how well we are working from home. It was practically the same. It has become the way we do business. People are truly treating their home as their office.

17 Telework was a Success Next Step – Office Hoteling TOP was successful and will continue Need to reduce rentable space –Reduction of Carbon Footprint –Good Business Sense/Cost Savings Maximize space utilization –Changing our mindset Your home office is becoming The Office 17

18 What is Office Hoteling? Hoteling, as the name implies, is the use of non-designated offices by employees who are off-site on a regular basis. Hotel offices are reserved by employees as-required and both are equipped with the appropriate technology to conduct business. 18

19 Hoteling/Telework Successes 19 AT&T IBM Pac Bell Sage Research Merrill Lynch Anderson Consulting The Texas Workforce Commission Appeals Department Georgia Power Nortel The Canadian Government Ernst & Young

20 Current Trends in Hoteling Open space with cubicles who average office space ranges from 100 sf to 150 sf Models Call Center space Informal drop-in/brainstorming areas Software Support: Electronic reservation, management, and tracking Space usage based on need rather than position Double and triple-use spaces Secured Storage 20

21 Hoteling Risks Resource Issues Territory/Boundary Issues Lack of Home Base Lack of Personal Identity 21 Space Demand Issues Resistance to Change Shared Office Issues

22 Best Practices – 10 Tips from the Canadian Government 1.Do Your Homework 2.Assemble the Right Players 3.Set Objectives 4.Conduct a Work Flow Analysis 5.Build in Spatial Flexibility 6.Dont Scrimp on Technology 7.Rethink Your Telephone System 8.Training and Communications are Essential 9.Prepare for Problems 10.Fine-Tune Over Time 22

23 Best Practices – 10 Tips from Facility Innovations (Hoteling Software Designers) 1.Recognize the Sacrifice of Employees 2.Implement Hoteling as Part of Broader Goals and Initiatives 3.Plan for Peak, Rather than Average, Demand 4.Benchmark Your Service Quality 5.Treat problems as opportunities to demonstrate Service Quality 6.Organize your office before implementing Hoteling 7.Have a method for accommodating extremely short visits 8.There is no substitute for daily walk-about checks 9.Enlist the assistance of your administrative staff 10.Never forget you are a service to the participating employees 23

24 Current CFMH Telework Schedule & Analysis of Our Current Situation 88% of our Current Government Workforce Telework 4 or more days per week Max Days: Tuesday & Wednesday Max Number of People: 8 (5 Govt. + 3 Contractors) Option 1: Space for 8 (best estimate) Option 2: Space for 12 or greater (conservative) Option 3: Space for less than 8 – rework schedule to distribute demand (aggressive) 24

25 Estimated FMHAC Space Need Based on Industry Research: –Maximum office space (excluding break area and work room area) 3,750 sq ft –Minimum office space (excluding break area and work room) 2,300 sq ft 25

26 What space would meet our needs? Building 6 (3,330 Sq Ft) plus basement storage area conference room (300 Sq Ft) = 3,630 –3,630 Sq Ft (rentable) falls between range above 11 cubicles (9) 8x8s + (2) 8x6.5 (Government employees) (1 can be an overflow cubicle) 2 reception area cubicles (contract employees) 2 offices in Bldg 6 plus 1 Directors office/reception area in main building (Managers) 1 large conference room (Wireless Capability) 1 smaller conference room (Basement) (Wireless Capability) 26

27 Managers Offices Director/Deputy share (Main building) Two Branch Chiefs share (Bldg 6) Two Section Chiefs share (Bldg 6) 27

28 How should we share cubicles among government employees? Option 1 –Employees can pick a cubicle partner to share with or can be assigned one (Based on type of computers) Cubicles can be numbered and a number can be pulled for each employee grouping –Benefits »Feeling of ownership »More permanent type arrangement –Negatives »Maintain harmonious relationship with cubicle partner »In office days and sharing 28

29 How should we share cubicles among government employees? Option 2 –Sign up for cubicles as needed (Structured sign up program) Employees would sign up based on a master plan (Plan administered and monitored) –Benefits »Not have to share with one cubicle partner –Negatives »You would not have ownership of just one cubicle »You could be working from different cubicles each time »Sign up would require administration and monitoring »In office days and sharing 29

30 Decision: Hybrid Arrangement Employees pick a cubicle partner to share with or will be assigned one (Based on type of computers) Cubicles can be numbered and a number can be pulled for each employee grouping If a pair of employees will be in the office the same day one can reserve/arrange to use an unoccupied cube Must get permission from the other cube owners Must follow the agreed upon Hoteling Protocols Must follow any additional rules or pet peeves posted by the cube owners 30

31 Hoteling Protocols Step 1: Identify Boundaries Each person will get one overhead bin, one horizontal filing drawer, and the three drawer filing cabinet will need to be shared between partners and determined by them how it will be divided unless a three drawer filing cabinet is required for each partner Each pair will be given a set of keys to secure their assigned space Employees are not allowed to open/use their partner's space for any reason unless you get permission from them All sensitive information will be filed in the employees assigned bin or drawer All wall space shall be divided 50/50 In the event that the cube space shall be shared and no other cubes are available, cube partners shall discuss an occupancy agreement between themselves 31

32 Hoteling Protocols Step 2: Occupying Another Pairs space Identify cube partners and telework schedule that accompany each partner. This list will identify who will be in the office so in the event you and your cube partner will be in on the same day, there should be a readily available list showing who you can contact to borrow their space Alternative cube arrangements should be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance and both cube partners should be contacted so that all parties are aware of the cube occupancy 32

33 Hoteling Protocols Step 3: Identify Minimum Cleanliness Protocol Each desk shall be supplied with Clorox wipes which will be used to wipe down desks at the end of each day Each desk shall be clear of paperwork, notes, contracts and debris at the end of each day All sensitive information shall be locked in personal filing space at the end of each day All cube lights shall be turned off at the end of each day All food or Tupperware shall be taken home at the end of each day 33

34 Hoteling Protocols Step 4: Identify Personal Preferences Each cube pair will be entitled to posting a list of Personal Preferences in their cube This list can include any irritations, allergies, or various preferences or irritations Personal Preferences Lists shall be respected when an employee occupies a space other than their own 34

35 Issues that had to be overcome D series and E series computers (Docking capabilities) All employee in office day –Overflow Capability in Conference Rooms –Specific protocol –Quarterly offsite meetings VOIP Storage in cubicles Parking near the Building (GS-13s and above) 35

36 Space that was no longer be needed for the FMHAC: Room 1186 Room 1193 Room 1187 Room 1161 (one office) 2 nd Floor Cubicles 36

37 Continued Monitoring with Culture Sheets Did any problems arise this week regarding Telework or Hoteling? When coming into the office this week/month, were you able to work as effectively as before we started Hoteling? Yes/No If no, please explain. Address Issues that Arise / Adjust the Plan 37

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