Telework in the News

Successful in Sweat Pants?  The Pros and Cons of Working from Home More than three quarters of professionals surveyed (77 percent) said they are more likely to accept a job offer if there's the possibility of telecommuting at least some of the time.

How to Work from Home  A guide to becoming a successful teleworker.

How I-66 toll money will be spent  Arlington County Commuter Services will fund new staff – one for marketing and one for outreach – to expand ACCS’s employer and residential interactions with a focus on promoting telework and flexible work schedules.

 13 Inexpensive But Effective Benefits That Keep Employees Happy More companies need to consider the benefit of offering employees a flexible work schedule, including the option to telework. 

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. 

 

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.

 

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