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Telework Week News

“Telework improves recruitment and retention, improves emergency response preparedness, and saves taxpayer money.  We just had another snow event in late January where teleworking enabled thousands of Federal employees to keep working even when roads were covered in ice and snow.   Telework Week provides an opportunity for managers and employees to pilot telework initiatives in their workplaces and ensure the efficacy of their IT infrastructure to handle telecommuting.  It also provides a good opportunity for managers to test and update their business continuity plans to ensure readiness in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.”
-Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-VA)

“National Telework Week should serve as a clarion call to the Administration to expeditiously implement the new Telework law and as a demonstration of the incredible benefits of a robust Federal telework policy.”
-Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) in his Congressional Record Statement on National Telework Week

“Work is what you do, not where you are. Telework is revolutionizing the way government works, helping us to be more mobile, more agile, more flexible, more productive, and deliver better results for the American people.  Telework Week plays an important role in this by giving employers and employees an opportunity to test their telework capacity, identify possible gaps in their IT backbone, and build their mobile work muscle.”
-Martha Johnson, GSA Administrator

“Telework is one of the key tools agencies can use to provide workplace flexibility to employees. It saves the government money on office space, reduces traffic and pollution, and helps agencies recruit and retain top-notch employees that keep our country running strong. Telework is also a critical part of continuity of operations plans so the Federal government can provide the American people services during an emergency. I worked closely with Senator Voinovich to enact the Telework Enhancement Act, which will require agencies to create telework policies, educate their workers about those policies, and incorporate the policies into continuity of operations planning. I applaud the Telework Exchange for highlighting the benefits of telework and encouraging people to telework with National Telework Week.”
-Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI)

Telework Week Results - April 5, 2011
Cisco Community Central Blog

Countdown: Budget Impasse, Shutdown Worries - April 4, 2011
Federal News Radio

Telework Week: Why Are More Organizations Telecommuting? - April 4, 2011
People Cube

Feds Turn Out in Droves For Telework Week - March 31, 2011
Federal Computer Week

National Telework Week Nets Near $3M in Savings - March 31, 2011
Green Design HQ

Savings From Telework - March 30, 2011
Govzine

National Telework Week Nets Near $3M in Savings - March 30, 2011
GreenBiz

The Impacts of Telework Week 2011 - March 30, 2011
GreenBiz

Telework Week 2011 Results Revealed - March 30, 2011
Mother Nature News

National Telework Week Nets Near $3M in Savings - March 30, 2011
Reuters

Feds Turn Out in Droves for Telework Week - March 29, 2011
Government Computer News

OFFICAL RELEASE: Telework Week Pledges Filled Their Tanks with $2.7 Million in Commuting Savings; Demonstrated a Nationwide Impact - March 29, 2011

4 Guidelines Your Telecommuting Policy Needs - February 25, 2011
BNet

Federal Telework Use Increases - February 22, 2011
Next Gov

Telework Offers a Win-Win Solution - February 21, 2011
The Great Falls Connection

Report: Less Than 6% of Federal Workers Telework - February 18, 2011
The Washington Post

Six Ingredients to Telework Success - February 17, 2011
Federal News Radio

The Stephanie Miller Show - 2.17.11- February 17, 2011
MSNBC Radio

Federal Government Increases Use of Telework - February 17, 2011
Office of Personnel Management Press Release

Employers Participate in National Telework Week - February 15, 2011
Society for Human Resources Management

Telework Week May Save $2.5 Million in Commuting Costs- February 15, 2011
WTOP

It's National Telework Week. Are You Teleworking?- February 14, 2011
Broadband for America Blog

News4 Today- February 14, 2011
NBC-4

Remote Working: Tools That Help Boost Productivity When On the Road- February 13, 2011
Financial Times

Celebrate Telework Week - February 14-18- February 11, 2011
DCGuide.com

Telework Tips to Relieve Management Fears- February 10, 2011
Federal Computer Week

National Telework Week Kicks Off Monday, Feb. 14- February 10, 2011
Government Product News

National Telework Week: Give Home-Based Work a Try- February 9, 2011
Chief Home Office Blog

Telework Week Helps GSA Bring Innovation to all of Government- February 8, 2011
GSA

Feb. 14 - 18 is National Telework Week- February 8, 2011
The Free Lance-Star

2.8.11 - Celebrate National Telework Week, February 14 - 18- February 8, 2011
The Virtual Leader Blog

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Commuters Pledge to Take Back Time and Money During Telework Week, February 14-18, 2011- February 8, 2011

National Telework Week- February 1, 2011
Agency Human Resource Services Periodical

Some Federal Agencies to Participate in Telework Event- February 1, 2011
Federal Computer Week

Make a Telework Pledge- January 27, 2011
NextGov

Thousands Signing Up for Telework Week- January 26, 2011
Federal Computer Week

President Obama Signs Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, December 13, 2010
Cisco Community Central Blog

Pledge to Telework During National Telework Week, December 5, 2010
Loudoun County Traffic Blog

Telework: A Home Office Win-Win-Win for Organization, Region, and Worker, November 29, 2010
Chief Home Office Blog

Group Call for Nationwide Telework Week, November 29, 2010
Employee Benefit News

Pension Problems and Teleworking Bill, November 23, 2010
Capital Insider

Telepresence - Learn More About Telework Enhancement Act in Webcast, November 23, 2010
TMCnet

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Telework Exchange Announces a Nationwide Telework Week February 14-18, 2011, November 17, 2010


Telework Week Totals (cumulative)

39,694
Total number of pledges
$2,730,229
Total amount saved by teleworking during Telework Week
3,636,649
Number of pounds of pollutants saved during Telework Week
1,818.32
Number of tons of pollutants saved during Telework Week
$71,475,155
Total amount saved by teleworking one day a week for a year

Telework Week Resources

Telework Turf Awards Free Telework Webcast Series May 24, 2011 Webcast December 15, 2010 Webcast News Telework Week Champions Telework Week Partners Determine Eligibility About Cisco About Telework Exchange
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