Commute alternatives can be good for your employees, the planet, and your bottom line. Many of your employees who drive alone probably have a significant concern about their commute in terms of cost, time, or stress. Commuter programs can support employees who carpool, vanpool, bike or walk to work, take transit, have a compressed workweek schedule, or telework. There are many benefits to your organization and employees. Even using alternative transportation just once a week can make a big difference in employee wellness, productivity, and retention, not to mention employer savings through tax benefits, lease costs, and reduced parking demand. Employer assistance. The SANDAG iCommute program provides assistance and tools to help your organization design and implement customized commuter programs that meet financial and environmental goals. A commuter program can help attract and retain talented staff, as well as improve overall employee satisfaction. A commuter benefits program can stand side-by-side with your organization’s medical, dental, and vision benefits. iCommute can help you coordinate onsite events and provide marketing materials and promotional incentives that are customized to your workplace. iCommute online administrator tool. Employers can establish their own network within the iCommute system to access a convenient reporting feature that details how many employees are participating in the program, measures the organization’s financial and environmental savings, and allows employees to search for rideshare partners at your organization simply by using their work email address. Diamond Awards. The iCommute employer services program is the gateway to the Diamond Awards, which recognizes employers for outstanding alternative commute programs, commuter participation, and more. The program is based on a points system tied to employer involvement, Corporate Challenge participation, and shifts in employee transportation. Pilot programs available to eligible employers
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The TeleworkSD project provides no cost resources for San Diego County employers who want to explore and implement telework programs.
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