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Telework at the Florida Department of Revenue

Virtual Office Policy

Revenue revised its' telework policy in September 2010. The Virtual Office Policy provides telework policy and procedural guidance for Revenue employees and their supervisors. It also provides for the use of alternative work strategies to reduce Revenue's costs and environmental impact.

You can view Revenue's Virtual Office Policy and supporting documents below.

Financial benefits

Revenue is gathering data to update the number of teleworking employees and the financial benefits that result from telework. We will keep the information on this page current as we receive it.

Not only does our agency benefit from cost saving opportunities related to telework but our employees save time, gas, and money. Our communities benefit from reduced traffic congestion and everybody benefits from decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

Measuring effectiveness

Revenue’s Virtual Office Policy includes methods for consistently measuring telework’s effects on energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and leased space requirements. Those measurements were implemented in September 2010 and the future results will be reported on this site.

Eligibility for telework

Revenue identifies positions that are suitable for telework based on the job duties of each position. In addition to the position requirements, individual employees must have the ability to work independently and successfully communicate with customers, coworkers and their supervisor. You can view the guidelines Revenue uses to determine eligibility below.

Some factors affecting employee eligibility for telework

Revenue will consider several factors when making final decisions regarding telework. While the agency may consider a position suitable and an employee eligible, budget constraints placed on all Florida state agencies mean that opportunities for telework will likely first be offered where Revenue can achieve financial benefits. Below are some of the factors Revenue considers when making final telework decisions.

  • The ability to perform duties outside of the usual place of work.
  • The benefit to the agency.
  • The employee’s performance record, knowledge, skills, abilities, and work habits.
  • The availability of resources to provide on-going secure network access, communications, or other required equipment.
  • The work unit’s ability to give essential services to customers.
  • The impact on work flow and other work unit employees.

Job classes currently suitable for telework

Generally, the classes of positions listed below are considered suitable for telework. Revenue will continue to review this list of potential classifications and make updates as necessary. Remember: To be able to telework, a position must be suitable and the employee must be eligible. Revenue will consider several factors when making final decisions regarding telework. While the agency may consider a position suitable and an employee eligible, budget constraints placed on all Florida state agencies mean that opportunities for telework will likely first be offered where Revenue can achieve financial benefits.

GroupClass Title
Accounting & Auditing
  • Accountant I - III
  • Professional Accountant (Specialist, Senior)
  • Fiscal Assistant II
  • Tax Auditor I - IV
  • Senior Financial Investigator
Administrative or Data Entry
  • Administrative Assistant II
  • Electronic Data Processing Technician
Analysts
  • Economic Analyst
  • Facilities Services Analyst
  • Government Analyst I & II
  • Government Operations Consultant I - III
  • Management Review Specialist
  • Operations & Management Consultant Manager
  • Operations Analyst II
  • Operations Review Specialist
  • Research Economist
  • Senior Management Analyst II
Appraisers
  • Appraiser I & II
  • Appraiser Specialist
  • Senior Appraiser
Legal / Tax Information
  • Senior Attorney
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Senior Tax Specialist
  • Tax Law Specialist
  • Tax Specialist I & II
Information Technology
  • Computer Audit Analyst
  • Computer Programmer Analyst I & II
  • Distributed Computer Systems Analyst or Specialist
  • Systems Programmer I - III
  • Systems Project Analyst or Consultant
  • Office Automation Specialist II
  • Web Page Design Specialist
Revenue Specialists
  • Revenue Specialist I - III (General Tax Administration & Child Support Enforcement for limited types of work such as call centers or compliance)