Skip to main page content.


The following links provide information about FWS’ telework policy, guidance, forms, IT security, and other related information. Please note that IT Security plays a critical role in protecting Teleworker equipment and data. Teleworkers are required to use a government-furnished computer/laptop that meets FWS technical standards and comply with security updates, software upgrades, and any other security requirements. Employees should be aware that there is some variance on telework guidance between Regional Offices so be sure to visit the appropriate Regional intranet site for Region-specific guidance.

Getting Started

How can I qualify for telework and what are my responsibilities as an approved teleworker?
Roles and Responsibilities
Process for approving a telework application
Agreement Form and Checklist Download Adobe PDF Reader
Your Statement of Responsibility Download Adobe PDF Reader
Password Control Agreement Download Adobe PDF Reader
FWS Telework Policy
DOI's Telework Policy Download Adobe PDF Reader
Summary of DOI Policy


Telework 101 for Employees
Telework 101 for Managers
Employees, please take the wireless training posted on the IRTM intranet site.

Purchasing & Setting up Your Government Equipment

DOI-wide Hardware and Software Contracts
FWS Desktop Computer Standards Download Adobe PDF Reader

Protecting Your Government Computer and Data

March '07 Federal Register Notice: IT & Telecommunications Telework Guidelines Download Adobe PDF Reader
Protecting Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Information Download Adobe PDF Reader
IT Security, Privacy Act Requirements, and Records Management Training
Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards & Technology Download Adobe PDF Reader
Employees, please read the Security Guidance posted on the IRTM intranet site.

Other Telework Links

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
DOI's Telework Personnel Bulletin #05-02 Download Adobe PDF Reader
Interagency Telework Site

Contact Information:
Have questions regarding telework in your Region? Please contact your servicing HR office. Region 9 and Washington Office employees should contact Valencia Clinton at 703-358-1975.