Washington Opens The Virtual Office Door. by Nicole Belson Goluboff 12/28/2010. home office on back deck.jpg. On December 9, President Obama signed into law the Telework Enhancement Act, a bill designed to increase telework among federal employees. Sponsored by Representatives John … Workers should be allowed a tax credit based on the amount of time they spend telecommuting or on the cost they incur to purchase equipment and services necessary for telecommuting.