The Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act aims to utilize the potential of persons who do not work a traditional forty-hour workweek. Having found that part-time permanent employment has a number of benefits,i Congress passed legislation extending part-time career employment opportunities throughout the federal government in 1978.
Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, "Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act of 1978: Overview" (2010). Memos and Fact Sheets. Paper 45.