State employee telework
STATE EMPLOYEE TELEWORK – Adds to existing law to establish provisions regarding state employee telework.

RS31101 / S1261

This legislation establishes a teleworking policy for state employees in all three branches of government, If an agency, department, or other state office wishes to offer including institutions of higher education. telework arrangements, a state employee must sign and comply with a telework agreement. On any given day of scheduled work, no more than 15% of in-office employees within an agency, department, or other state office may work outside the office under a telework agreement. In-office employees with job responsibilities that require direct contact with the public are not eligible for telework. A requirement also exists for annual reporting related to telework agreements for state entities offering telework. Field employees with day-to-day responsibilities outside of the office or in the field are exempt from the telework policy.

This legislation causes no additional expenditure of funds at the state or local level of government, nor does it cause an increase or decrease in revenue for state or local government; therefore, the legislation has no fiscal impact.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/31 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/01 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/07 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/08 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/15 Retained on calendar
02/16 Read third time in full – PASSED - 19-16-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Carlson, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder
NAYS – Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Just, Lenney, Nichols, Rabe, Semmelroth, Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Guthrie
Title apvd - to House
02/19 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/19 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs