Telecommuting and telework in the news.

How the IRS Saved Nearly $10 Million!

You wouldn’t think that the IRS was interested in saving money, but that’s exactly what they did this past year through changes they made in their telework program.

Did you know that there are about 28,000 employees participating in their “flexiplace” program who use approximately 136 sites? I had no idea!

They managed to save an estimated $10 Million a year with a new, less expensive program that… >>Continue reading How the IRS Saved Nearly $10 Million!

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The Digital Slob

I ran across Curt Brandao on the Internet today and thought I’d note him here in case anyone else finds him as amusing as I do. I found him while going through telecommuting articles for the day to see if anything interesting might pop up.

I’d written about the SonicWALL telecommuting survey a while back that mentioned how some telecommuters admitted to working naked. Turns out that Curt Brandao… >>Continue reading The Digital Slob

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Thank you for having me, I’m so glad to be here!

Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. I am Rosalind Mays the author of “The Real Deal on Telecommuting,” a little e-book that grew much bigger than I ever thought it would. Currently, I am revising “The Real Deal on Telecommuting” and was invited to contribute to this wonderful resource.

I’m new to blogging, so please be gentle with me. I hope to contribute a lot of material to you… >>Continue reading Thank you for having me, I'm so glad to be here!

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The Telecommuting Lifestyle Definitely Has Its Perks

The Boston Globe had a great article a few days ago about telecommuting, how it began and where it’s likely to be going. The article, Telecommuters Tout Perks of Lifestyle, was loaded with interesting perceptions and tid-bits of information.

Loaded with real-life examples, the article noted a few statistics:
In 2005, 44 percent of U.S. companies offered at least some telecommuting options, according to a… >>Continue reading The Telecommuting Lifestyle Definitely Has Its Perks

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Telecommuting Provides Workers Much-Needed Flexibility

In Back the 40-hour Workweek–and Let Us Take a Long Vacation,a recent article in the LA Times, Joe Robinson rants that the average American worker is facing “soaring workweeks, declining wages and health, pension and vacation benefits vanishing faster than you can say job security.”He’s for enforcing a 40-hour work week and legalizing paid vacation. Here’s what he says about telecommuting:
Give face time the pink slip. In… >>Continue reading Telecommuting Provides Workers Much-Needed Flexibility

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Telecommuter Appreciation Week

from The American Telecommuting Association:
“We Are Not Alone, We’re Telecommuters”
As we have done every year since 1993, the American Telecommuting Association is declaring “Telecommuter Appreciation Week”. In 2006, “Telecommuter Appreciation Week” falls on the period from February 26 through March 4 (in homage to Alexander Graham Bell, whose birthday is March 3rd).

It is the week in which the ATA supports various promotional activities designed… >>Continue reading Telecommuter Appreciation Week

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