Telework Resources

Broadband level telecommunications make telework, sometimes called telecommuting, an efficient and effective work option that may among other things:

  • Drive broadband demand that may in turn increase broadband availability and improve service;
  • Lessen traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Provide job flexibility to improve the quality of work-life of employees and to recruit and retain workers, including experienced, post-retirement age workers, who require or desire flexible work conditions;
  • Decrease commute time, expense, and stress to improve quality of work-life for employees;
  • Increase job opportunities through workplace flexibility for specific populations that might not be able to work otherwise, such as persons with disabilities, new mothers, and persons responsible for dependent care;
  • Facilitate the efficient use of temporary, limited duty employees;
  • Increase use of new technologies and prepare essential employees to work from home to increase efficiency in responding to, and continuing operations during, emergencies; and
  • Reduce office and energy costs.

Federal Resources

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) maintains and provides telework guidance, training, and other resources.

Other States’ Resources