The U.S. federal government has a wide variety of jobs that offer the option to work from home, including in the departments of Defense, Justice and Veterans Affairs, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Available jobs include information technology specialists, phone line support assistance and research analysts.
USAJOBS, the federal employment search tool, offers potential applicants the option of looking for work-at-home jobs with federal agencies by entering the keyword "telework" when searching the database.
As of 2015, telework through the government has increased as a way to maintain emergency preparedness and cut down on the costs of office space for many agencies. Many federal agencies and companies that receive government contracts allow employees to work from home as a way to reach a wider pool of applicants.