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Telework and Remote Work Guidance


USDA is committed to building a workplace and workforce that helps USDA truly become the People’s Department and a best place to work. Building back employee trust in the workplace is one of the Administration’s top priorities. Below is the new policy on Remote Work and Telework.

 USDA DR-4080-811-002 Telework/Remote Work (PDF, 314 KB)Telework and Remote Work FAQs


Telework/Remote Work training for federal workers is available for free in and All the requirements for telework are the same requirements that apply to a remote worker. Thus, completing the required telework training is applicable to any USDA employee who voluntarily agrees to a remote work arrangement.

AgLearn Training

Examples of helpful training courses found in AgLearn are:

  • Remote Work Foundations
  • Staying Organized While Working Remotely or On-Site 
  • Tips for Working Remotely 
  • Level Up Your Remote Team Experience 
  • Managing Skills for Remote Leaders 
  • Managing Remote Teams: Setting Expectations, Behaviors, and Habits 
  • Leading Remote Projects and Virtual Teams 
  • Leveraging Virtual and Hybrid Teams for Improved Effectiveness 
  • Building Your Visibility Online as a Remote Leader 
  • How to Create and Run a Brilliant Remote Workshop 
  • Facilitating Sustainable Change 
  • Organizations Change So Get Ready 
  • Communicating in Times of Change 
  • How to Be an Adaptable Employee during Change and Uncertainty 
  • Managing Stress 
  • Managing Stress for Positive Change
OPM Training

Access free OPM training telework training for employees and supervisors at the following link: