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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
Telecommuting Can Help Retention
in Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Employers, Telework Pros and Cons, Telework Sources, Work At Home

Telecommuting Can Help Retention

Work/life balance and big corporations have seldom gone hand in hand. But an increasing number of companies are realizing that to compete in the global environment, they must have, you know, like, talent available. At the same time, some have recognized that the old-school mentality of expecting employees to work 16-hour days is no longer the smartest way to proceed. Ya think? Educated, professional women,...

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01 May 2008
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