Telework in the News: 

Teleworking: Here to stay or going away? Does teleworking increase productivity, cut down on pollution and traffic jams, and is there a downside to teleworking?  Federal News Radio readers weigh in. 

No Snow Days for Teleworking Government Employees  According to new inclement weather and safety regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management federal employees already approved for telework from their homes will not be granted weather or safety leave in an emergency situation that would otherwise close goverment offices.

Telework: A House Divided  The subject of teleworking is probably one of the most divisive topics in federal offices these days.  Some view teleworking as anti-social while others consider it a necessity for life/work balance. 


Celebrate Telework Week!

March 5th – 9th

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and commuter assistance agencies across the Commonwealth encourage Virginia businesses to explore teleworking by allowing eligible employees to participate in Virginia Telework Week at least one day during the week of March 5th through 9th.

Telework Week is a great time for businesses to try a pilot telework program for their employees or emphasize the policies and procedures of an existing program. When businesses let qualifying employees work from home one day a week everyone benefits. If your business is located in Virginia, try telework during Telework Week. There are many resources on this website to help you or contact us by email or by phone at 1-866-469-1010.

The Virginia Telework Tax Credit

Virginia businesses with a telework program may receive up to $50,000 in tax credits for telework-related expenses incurred in 2019. To qualify, you must file Form TEL-1 with the Department of Taxation by October 31, 2018. Up to $1,200 can be spent on each teleworking employee. For more information, please click here.

Let telework work for you!
Telework!VA is the one-stop resource for businesses, individuals and government agencies looking to learn more about telework or to start or expand a telework program in Virginia.

Telework enables employees to work from home, or a location that is closer to home, for some portion of their weekly work schedule. An employee can work from home one day every other week, one day a week or more than one day a week. Telework programs can be tailored to your business and employees.

Telework!VA is an online resource to help businesses start or expand a formal telework program. By encouraging employees to perform some or all of their duties without commuting to the office, companies can help reduce traffic cong