At home, Gutro said, "I'll put in 10-hour days and not even realize how much time has gone by."

Federal telecommuters in Md.

A look at telework participation of some Maryland-based agencies:

Agency//Percent eligible employees teleworking

Social Security Administration 5 percent

Census Bureau 25 percent

National Institute of Standards and Technology 21 percent

Consumer Product Safety Commission 64 percent

Source: Office of Personnel Management, based on teleworking in September 2011; Figure for Social Security Administration reflects the percentage of all employees.