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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

According to the Harvard Business Review, participants of a nine month telework study increased productivity by more than 13% and reported significantly higher job satisfaction, while their employer cut turnover in half.

San Diego-based workplace research firm, Global Workplace Analytics, estimates the average business can save $11,000 per year per telework employee, while the average employee can save between $2,000 and $7,000 per year working from home.

By logging the days they telework, employees can see their gas and emissions savings as a result of not driving to work. Visit the TripTracker page for more information.

Telework Resources

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

For more telework information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email

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