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Maryland started a statewide telecommuting initiative several years ago and
the department of transportation is now aggressively pushing it for the
private sector. I got the following message recently from the state's
telecommuting czar (see below).
The Clinton administration has been extremely positive on this. Unless
a new administration upsets the cart, the federal government will be
announcing an exciting and sensible "flexiplace" goal in the coming year -
targeting 25% of federal information workers to be working either at
home a couple days per week or at telework centers no further than 30
minutes from home. The Washington DC area has a good web site for up to
date information - www.dctelecommute.org.
If you're stuck with turkeys, there are reasons for hope. If you're in
Maryland, talk to Gil Weidenfeld (see contact information below).
Takoma Park, MD
WHY ARE SMART MARYLAND EMPLOYERS PARTICIPATING IN THE TELEWORK PARTNERSHIP
WITH EMPLOYERS (TPE) GRANT PROGRAM? FIND OUT AT THE TPE WEB SITE:
SMART MARYLAND EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:
· Discovery Communications (the Discovery Channel and other educational
· State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
· Orbital Sciences Corporation
· Baltimore Metropolitan Council
· City of Rockville
· Schnabel Engineering
· Discovery. Com
· DCS Corporation (contractor to the federal government)
· An accounting firm
· An insurance firm
· A collaboration of science organizations
THE TPE GRANT PROGRAM PROVIDES FREE TELEWORK CONSULTING SERVICES TO PRIVATE
SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS TPE IS AN INITIATIVE OF THE MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BALTIMORE
METROPOLITAN COUNCIL AND THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
GIL WEIDENFELD AT: gweidenfeld -at- mdot -dot- state -dot- md -dot- us
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