Begin Main Content Area

PA Telework Program


The following guides can assist employees and supervisors with navigating the process to participate in the PA Telework Program, including having a discussion about telework, submitting and approving requests in ESS and completing required training. 


In order to telework on a permanent basis, you must:

  • Hold a position deemed eligible for telework by your agency 
  • Obtain approval from your supervisor

Contact your agency telework coordinator to find out if your position is approved, then discuss teleworking with your supervisor. 


If your position is eligible and your supervisor approves, you can submit a formal telework request in Employee Self Service (ESS) > Create Telework Request.

Please refer to the Guides section of this page for step-by-step instructions on how to submit and approve telework requests in ESS.


Employees who will telework and supervisors of teleworkers must complete the following training courses in LSO (My Training) in Employee Self Service within three months of beginning permanent telework.


Required Courses for Employees

  • Teaming in Telework


Required Courses for Supervisors

  • Managing the Telework Journey (this is virtual training delivered by agency telework coordinators not available in LSO)
  • Managing for Results
  • Managing Telework Teams
  • Managing for Continued Excellence


Contact your agency telework coordinator with questions about your agency’s telework program. Your supervisor may also be able to assist you with telework questions.