April 30, 2008

Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing

Congressional Hearing

On Wednesday, April 30, Chai Feldblum—Georgetown Law Professor and Co-Director of Workplace Flexibility 2010- testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing titled, “Leading by Example:  Making Government a Model for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers.”

Professor Feldblum's testimony outlined the ways in which the federal government has already successfully pioneered workplace flexibility programs -- and is uniquely positioned to establish innovative workplace structures that enable older workers to remain active in the workforce.

Materials:

  • Appendix A:  "Definition of Workplace Flexibility"
  • Appendix B:  "Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act of 1978"
  • Appendix C:  "The Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act (FEFCWA)"
  • Appendix D:  "Some Background Information on Workplace Flexibility in Federal Agencies"
  • Appendix E:  "Telecommuting:  A Case Study in Public Policy Approaches"
  • Appendix F:  "A Sampling of Government Reports on Workplace Flexibility"