telework

Your commute time could be less than a minute. Teleworking is a convenient solution that enables employees to work from home or a remote location one or more days per week. It’s a win-win for employers and employees, reducing commute costs, lowering parking demand, and helping the environment. Telework has proven benefits to employees and employers.

Employee and Employer Benefits

Conduct conference calls at your home office and avoid the hassles of commuting! By teleworking, everyone wins. It can help:

  • Increase productivity
  • Cut commute time and costs
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve job satisfaction
  • Employees work during peak performance times
  • Reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases
  • Aid in the recruitment and retention of staff
  • Reduce the demand for parking and office space

By logging the days they telework, employees may be eligible for iCommute monthly prize drawings. Visit the TripTracker page for more information.

National Telework Week

This effort encourages companies, agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework at least once during the first full week in March.  During Telework Week 2013, more than 136,000 employees pledged nationwide. Together they avoided 15.1 million miles of commuting, reduced 7,892 tons of pollutants and they saved $12.3 million in commuting costs.

Telework Resources

Need help getting started?  Check out the sample program policy, agreement, and other documents under quick links.

3rd Annual Telework Week Report 2013 Impact and Year-over-Year Benchmarks

View “8 Ways Telecommuting is a Win for Business and Workers,” KBZ blog, March 2013. 

See how changes to technology has improved productivity and collaboration with colleagues for this 20-year veteran of teleworking; Cisco blog, February 2013.

View case studies from Mobile Work Exchange.

For more telework information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

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