In a second memo released Monday, Stone encouraged employees with existing telecommuting rights to reduce bandwidth requirements by retrieving emails with mobile devices and avoid Skype meetings and superficial emails. Stone`s second memo also asked superiors to check workers` work permits previously issued from home. It recommended allowing requests for leave or telework “for a limited period of time” to allow employees to arrange child care, but noted that “without unreasonable difficulties, long-term school closures may not be a reason to allow new telework arrangements.” Some selected agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, have already implemented mandatory teleworking. Parts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have adopted rotation and telework plans. The Merit Systems Protection Board switched to mandatory telework on Monday. “The closure of buildings stops large assemblies, just as CDC recommends, allows for the continuation of telework and offers weather and safety leave – unlike personal leave – to those who have jobs that are not eligible for telework.” “Last week, we encouraged agencies across the country to maximize the flexibility of teleworking based on local health conditions,” Semmel said. “On Sunday, in accordance with these existing guidelines, we expanded remote work for federal employees in Washington, D.C. based on local conditions. .