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Telework Can Lower Stress On Weak Infrastructure
in Economy, Telework Legislation

Telework Can Lower Stress On Weak Infrastructure

Another disturbing trend we alluded to on earlier posts in our economy series has raised its ugly head. Four big-city mayors told Congress yesterday that they’re overwhelmed by infrastructure needs and can’t maintain their water systems, roads and rail networks without more federal help. Nevermind install an information utility alongside water and electric public services. CNN quotes the Kansas City, Missouri Mayor: “We’re having a...

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13 Jun 2008
House Okays Telecommuting For Civil Servants
in Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation

House Okays Telecommuting For Civil Servants

Yesterday the House approved telecommuting legislation that requires federal agencies to allow qualified workers to work from home at least 20 percent of the hours worked in a two-week period – that’s two work days or one day a week in most cases. The national average, by the way, is 2.3. The idea is to give more federal workers the opportunity to telework and boost...

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04 Jun 2008
in Economy, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Telework Pros and Cons, Telework Sources

Is Telecommuting Any Business of Government?

There’s a provocative, perhaps intentionally obtuse, blog that argues: Should the Government Incentivize Telecommuting? Why does the EPA and DOT need to fund some organization that promotes telecommuting? Why does Virginia need to give $35,000 to companies that adopt teleworking programs? Why does Oregon need to give tax credits and vouchers to businesses that invest in telecommuting equipment? Why do we need to pay salaries,...

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03 Jun 2008
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