Telecommuting News Summary 090809

Swine Flu Lessons for CIOs

Internet EvolutionMichael Singer‎20 minutes ago‎
Step Five: Adopt human resource policies supportive of teleworking or telecommuting. Is this even a controversy anymore? Despite the fears of lack of

Telework experiments can breed acceptance, observers say

GovExec.comAlyssa Rosenberg‎31 minutes ago‎
Telework Day, an Aug. 3 event sponsored by the Telework Exchange and the Commonwealth of Virginia, drew 4267 participants, more than 4000 of whom were

State comes up with emergency plan

KTNV Las Vegas‎2 hours ago‎
But they also talked about how to use technological advances like telecommuting to keep working, even if people can’t physically go to their office.

Online Job Scam Alert: flexjobs Warns of New Phishing Scam

Advertiser Talk‎2 hours ago‎
Boulder, CO (Advertiser Talk) 08-Sep-2009 flexjobs, the leading website for legitimate telecommuting and online job listings, today cautioned jobseekers

Commuters see heavy traffic on Bay Bridge alternatives

The San Francisco ExaminerTamara Barak Aparton‎3 hours ago‎
I think most people either heard the news or decided to telecommute. BART typically serves 330000 riders on an average day but expected 70000 to 100000

Of Hurricanes, Swine Flu and Cyber Security

Television Broadcast‎5 hours ago‎
Pandemic preparation places emphasis on social distancing, telework and risk-management activities to reduce the spread of illness, the FCC said.

Deeds takes his campaign through Northern Virginia

Fairfaxtimes.comJohn Arundel‎5 hours ago‎
Deeds’ plan utilizes tax credits to incentivize things like telecommuting and flex-time scheduling, which he said save money and time.

Bay Bridge Reopens After Repairs

New York TimesMalia Wollan, Jesse McKinley‎6 hours ago‎
The Transportation Department advised people to consider carpools and even telecommuting. Commuters expecting a crush of traffic on commuter trains and

An Optic Nerve

Business TennesseeDave Walker‎6 hours ago‎
impact and job creation that FTTH would provide for the city but also the social benefits in education, medicine and telecommuting for Chattanoogans.

FCC adds smart grid, teleworking to broadband shopping list

FierceTelecomSean Buckley‎9 hours ago‎
Posted by Nicole Belson Goluboff, Esq. | September 8, 2009 – 9:29am To maximize telework’s potential to assure continuity of operations in the event of a

More kids are ‘telecommuting‘ to high school, and even grade school

Morris Sun TribuneCourtney Sinner‎9 hours ago‎
Brick and mortar schools losing ground to online options At a mid-August Frazee-Vergas School Board meeting, Superintendent Deron Stender asserted that the

From homelessness to Elle

South Bend TribuneLeanne Italie‎10 hours ago‎
She offered Karp a telecommuting internship of four months, explaining, “You knocked me out with your courage and spirit,” and concluded: “At the end of the

The new American worker earns less, toils more

Montgomery AdvertiserRandy Cordova‎13 hours ago‎
Although working more hours, many employees at least are experiencing more flexibility on the job, with options such as telecommuting, staggered hours and

H1N1 Pandemic: What Every Organization Needs to Know

GovInfoSecurity.comLinda McGlasson‎13 hours ago‎
This will draw out all sorts of other discussions, including alternate work shifts and telecommuting/ The cleaning issue – Most cleaning services don’t

Bay Bridge opening delayed

Marin Independent-JournalDenis Cuff, Janis Mara‎14 hours ago‎
If you have a nice boss, arrange to telecommute. Plan ahead. Know that traffic could be very heavy and, consequently, make appropriate plans.

Downtown Hartford To Experience Congestion Wednesday As Celebrity

Hartford CourantRegine Labossiere‎15 hours ago‎
In addition to carpooling, leaving early for work or telecommuting, there will be shuttle buses taking event ticket holders from selected parking lots to

Crack Found in Bay Bridge Postpones Its Reopening

New York TimesJesse McKinley‎19 hours ago‎
The Transportation Department advised people to consider carpools and even telecommuting. The Bay Bridge handles about 260000 vehicles a day.

Telework Exchange Hits the Road for Denver Telework in a Box Event (press release)‎Sep 7, 2009‎
The Telework in a Box event will focus on lessons learned from agencies that are implementing telework programs how early adopters manage by results and

Teleworking initiative saves more than $100k

FierceCIOPaul Mah‎Sep 7, 2009‎
On August 3, a joint project between the Telework Exchange, Telework!VA and Virginia government officials saw workers encouraged to work from home on a

St. Louis County sends workers home to telecommute

WQOW TV News 18‎Sep 7, 2009‎
(AP) – More county employees in northern Minnesota might soon get sent home – to telecommute instead of coming to the office every day.

Officescape Announces Office on Demand Services at Over 1000 (press release)‎Sep 7, 2009‎
It has established the industry benchmark with its innovative Office on Demand℠, Virtual Office services and Telework solutions.

Tough times a boom time for stay-at-home fathers

Salt Lake TribuneKirsten Stewart‎Sep 7, 2009‎
Others telecommute or are taking odd consulting jobs. Stay-at-home dad Bryant Hansen of Salt Lake started an outdoor advertising brokerage in his “spare

FCC calls for comment on broadband and telework

Telecompaper (subscription)‎Sep 7, 2009‎
The US Federal Communications Commission is calling for comments from companies regarding broadband and telework. The FCC noted that the Government

McKinsey Provides More Evidence of Enterprise 2.0 Benefits

IT Business Edge‎Sep 7, 2009‎
Among the benefits it cites: improved remote collaboration that reduced travel requirements, more time spent working thanks to more robust telecommuting

Sharing Office Space With A Spouse Has Its Pros And Cons

Hartford CourantFran Silverman‎Sep 7, 2009‎
As the unemployment rate climbs toward 10 percent and more businesses close their offices and send workers home to telecommute, a rising number of couples

The new worker: Earning less, toiling more

Arizona RepublicRandy Cordova‎Sep 6, 2009‎
Although working more hours, many employees at least are experiencing more flexibility on the job, with options such as telecommuting, staggered hours and

Guest column — Position your business for coming upturn

Yakima Herald-RepublicNancy Kokenge‎Sep 6, 2009‎
When you can’t offer salary increases, consider increasing the amount of paid leave or introducing flex time or telecommuting policies.

St. Louis County may send more employees home … to work

Duluth News Tribune (registration)John Myers‎Sep 6, 2009‎
Telecommuting advocates say expanding the program could save taxpayer money on office space, mileage and supplies. They say it can also reduce endless staff

Today’s parents are tech-dependent

Carlisle SentinelToni Fitzgerald‎Sep 6, 2009‎
I am lucky enough to telecommute, which gives me the opportunity to stay home with my children while also earning money. This would not have been possible

Enter the Drive Smarter Challenge Video Contest

OpEdNews‎Sep 6, 2009‎
properly maintaining their vehicles, and driving fewer miles by combining errands, biking, telecommuting, walking, carpooling, or taking public transit.

Rise of the telecommuters

The Japan Times‎Sep 6, 2009‎
With 46 percent of the workforce telecommuting fewer than eight hours per week, Japan is poised for a potential revolution in the workplace.

Telecommuting benefits the disciplined

Canada.comAmy Minsky‎Sep 6, 2009‎
Telecommuting may be receiving plenty of positive attention, but it mostly benefits the disciplined worker.

What Business is right for you Working from Home (press release)‎Sep 6, 2009‎
Companies also hire medical transcriptionists, data entry professionals and virtual personal assistants to telecommute. If you want to start your own

Could You Telecommute?‎Sep 6, 2009‎
by Telecommute Connecticut Telecommuting successfully depends on the right mix of many variables including the right jobs/tasks, people, organizations,

I believe: A bold vision needed for environment and economy

BurlingtonFreePress.comScott Johnstone‎Sep 6, 2009‎
We’d find that biking, car sharing and solutions including telecommuting, rail, and transit would allow us to be mobile, but with a drastically lighter

Report: Va. commuters save $113000 on ‘Telework day’

Washington ExaminerDavid Sherfinski‎Sep 5, 2009‎
More than 4000 commuters participated in “Telework Day,” including 878 in Northern Virginia. Richmond boasted the most participants, with 1211, according to

Virtually There? The Telework Public Notice

Gov Monitor‎Sep 5, 2009‎
Rather, telework seems to benefit workers, employers, and society as a whole. Case studies from the Government Accountability Office and the Patent and

Motherhood 101: How to stay professional as a work-at-home-mom‎Sep 5, 2009‎
There are several benefits to telecommuting, but a lot of the time raising kids while working from home just simply requires discipline. Here are some tips,

GPS Systems with Real-Time Traffic Data Can Save Drivers Four Days

Ethiopian ReviewMehret Tesfaye‎Sep 5, 2009‎
it’s worth mentioning that the positive green impact pales in comparison to biking, walking, or telecommuting 21 percent is good, but not as good as

Dynamic work environment

Malta Independent OnlineDavid Agius‎Sep 5, 2009‎
In most foreign countries more people are abandoning the traditional 9 to 5 job, more people are telecommuting. A lot of working mothers work from home,

Business Briefs for Sept. 5

Richmond Times Dispatch‎Sep 4, 2009‎
By Staff Reports DANVILLE — Virginians helped save money and remove air pollution by participating in the state’s Telework Day in August. Gov.

Bay Bridge Project Moving Ahead after Early Snag

KCBS‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Ten percent of those who responded to an unscientific KCBS online poll reported they would telecommute to work on Friday. Whether they were actually working

Motivational Event Could Cause Traffic Nightmare

Hartford Courant‎Sep 4, 2009‎
The city’s Hospitality Task Force and other agencies are asking major employers to stagger schedules or allow telecommuting that day and are trying to find

Work-At-Home Customer Service Jobs

Best Syndication‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Customer service jobs can be found on the major job search engines and many telecommuting job databases. But like any other work-at-home job, you need to do

Want a $2000 Raise?

NextgovBrittany Ballenstedt‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Teleworkers participating in Telework Day avoided driving more than 155792 miles and removed 82.77 tons of pollutants from the air.

DISA will use telework to retain displaced employees

FCW.comDoug Beizer‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Allowing employees to telework, at least part time, is one way the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) plans to retain employees as it

Commuters, Transit Reps Report Smooth Start to Bay Bridge Closure

KRON 4Kimberlee Sakamoto‎Sep 4, 2009‎
“We encouraged people to take transit, telecommute, do whatever they could,” she said. “It looks like they were paying attention.”

NBC29Kaine to Announce Cuts Tuesday

NBC 29 News‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Entertainment News from AP Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will announce how he plans to cuts more than a billion dollars from the fiscal year 2010 state budget

PTO Chief Taps Agency Vets for Top Jobs

The BLT: Blog of Legal TimesMarcia Coyle‎Sep 4, 2009‎
Focarino implemented a new approach to training examiners, and supported telework programs for patent examiners and technical support staff.

4 Companies Hiring Telecommuters

MainStreetBobbi Dempsey‎Sep 4, 2009‎
A recent survey by Forrester Research (Stock Quote: FORR) found that more than 34 million workers telecommute at least occasionally.

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