President Obama has officially signed into law the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. While this law primarily focuses on federal government, similar actions at the state and local level could be in the future. The immediate cost-saving benefits of teleworking are easy to recognize: traveling to meetings is expensive (for the budget and for the environment) and downtown office building operational costs are high. Online collaboration, web conferencing, and telework will relieve some of these costs. Government agencies will need to develop policies for teleworkers to guarantee equal treatment regarding performance appraisals, workspace, and other factors.
GOVERNING.com is offering a free webinar on the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, its effects and how to implement the law:
Join GOVERNING on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. ET for a live, interactive webinar to learn how to:
- Prepare for the impact that the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 will have on all levels of government
- Cut hard-dollar costs from your travel, real estate, and utilities budgets
- Transition from face-to-face meetings to the world of online collaboration
- Address your team’s work style and change management concerns
- Cut your environmental footprint and demonstrate the green benefits to your constituents