Monday, February 29, 2016

Commuters, Employers Invited to Participate in Virginia Telework Week

Loudoun County Commuter Services invites your participation in Virginia Telework Week, March 7-11. The week is designed to remind employers and commuters of this alternative to sitting in traffic.
Individuals who typically travel to a place of employment may pledge to work from home on one or more days during the week of March 7-11. Additionally, businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to pilot a telework program during Virginia Telework Week. Both employers and employees have the option of pledging and being listed as telework champions on the Telework!VA website.
According to the latest State of the Commute Survey Report, prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, more than a quarter of commuters in the region telework at least occasionally. An additional 18 percent of all regional commuters who do not telework currently indicated they could and would if given the opportunity.
Virginia Telework Week has been established to encourage an alternative to driving alone.  Employers seeking an effective business continuity program can refer to the Telework!VA website for guidance. According to the site, telework improves employee productivity, reduces turnover, reduces carbon emissions and improves employee morale.
Loudoun County businesses interested in establishing a telework program may contact Loudoun County Commuter Services for assistance at 703-771-5665 or


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