Agencies have made it easier for leaders by making broader decisions about the merits of staff and by warning staff. Managers and supervisors should decide definitively whether or not to support a staff member`s request for telework on the basis of the Agency`s mission objectives, office coverage requirements and in combination with good performance management practices. Occasional telework: Occasional telework requests are approved on a case-by-case basis, are rare and are not regularly scheduled. The authorization must be documented, which can be done by e-mail. As soon as it is established that the application can be approved, it is time to document the telework agreement. More general information can be found in the GSA Guidelines on Alternative Employment Agreements. .