Telecommute - Telework Overview

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  • Telework

  • What is it?

    Teleworking, sometimes known as telecommuting, is the practice of working from home instead of traveling to a centralized workplace, office, or other facility.

    This work-from-home trend is gaining popularity and completely eliminates commuting on days when it occurs. Some employers offer teleworking to workers full time, while others do so on a part-time basis.

    Explore resources from our 10/27 rideshare webinar which includes research and tips on teleworking by clicking the button below.


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    Teleworker / Employee Benefits

    • Save Money – The commuting costs of fuel, vehicle maintenance, intangible vehicle depreciation, and transit are eliminated. Insurance companies may also trim premiums based on decreased travel.
    • Regain Usable Time – Orange County roundtrip commutes average one to two hours daily.
    • Decrease Stress – Eliminating stop-and-go traffic can reduce stress.
    • Reduce Carbon Footprint – Teleworking reduces environmental impacts because there are no emissions.

    Employer Benefits

    • Improve South Coast AQMD Compliance – Companies with 250+ employees regulated by Rule 2202 can add teleworking as a strategy to enhance their rideshare plan.
    • Decrease Company’s Carbon Footprint – Telework reduces all emissions associated with employee commutes.
    • Improve Employee Morale – Eliminating commutes reduces stress, often resulting in happier, better-rested employees with higher productivity and better employee retention.
    • Save Money – An employer can save an average of $11,000 per year per half-time teleworker per year according to a report provided to Congress by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
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    Teleworker / Employee Tips

    • Maintain Your Morning Routine – Taking a shower, getting dressed, and eating breakfast can jumpstart a productive work-from-home day rather than staying in pajamas all day.
    • Plan Out Your Day – Prioritize your tasks and set your day up for success.
    • Carve Out Office Space – Dedicating a space – even a corner of your living room – can help you feel more productive and focused.
    • Set Up Expectations with Family Members – Discuss your need for fewer distractions and more quiet with your housemates.

    Employer Tips

    • Establish or Update Formal Policies – Make sure employees are aware of rules and expectations with a formal work-from-home policy.
    • Follow All Labor Laws – All laws pertaining to breaks are still necessary for nonexempt workers.
    • Implement Calls for Team Building – Consider a weekly conference call to foster a sense of community and connectivity.
    • Ask Employees for Feedback – Share the pros and cons to optimize the experience of team members and shape policy decisions.
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    Benefits
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    Teleworker / Employee Benefits

    • Save Money – The commuting costs of fuel, vehicle maintenance, intangible vehicle depreciation, and transit are eliminated. Insurance companies may also trim premiums based on decreased travel.
    • Regain Usable Time – Orange County roundtrip commutes average one to two hours daily.
    • Decrease Stress – Eliminating stop-and-go traffic can reduce stress.
    • Reduce Carbon Footprint – Teleworking reduces environmental impacts because there are no emissions.

    Employer Benefits

    • Improve South Coast AQMD Compliance – Companies with 250+ employees regulated by Rule 2202 can add teleworking as a strategy to enhance their rideshare plan.
    • Decrease Company’s Carbon Footprint – Telework reduces all emissions associated with employee commutes.
    • Improve Employee Morale – Eliminating commutes reduces stress, often resulting in happier, better-rested employees with higher productivity and better employee retention.
    • Save Money – An employer can save an average of $11,000 per year per half-time teleworker per year according to a report provided to Congress by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
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    Tips for Success
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    Teleworker / Employee Tips

    • Maintain Your Morning Routine – Taking a shower, getting dressed, and eating breakfast can jumpstart a productive work-from-home day rather than staying in pajamas all day.
    • Plan Out Your Day – Prioritize your tasks and set your day up for success.
    • Carve Out Office Space – Dedicating a space – even a corner of your living room – can help you feel more productive and focused.
    • Set Up Expectations with Family Members – Discuss your need for fewer distractions and more quiet with your housemates.

    Employer Tips

    • Establish or Update Formal Policies – Make sure employees are aware of rules and expectations with a formal work-from-home policy.
    • Follow All Labor Laws – All laws pertaining to breaks are still necessary for nonexempt workers.
    • Implement Calls for Team Building – Consider a weekly conference call to foster a sense of community and connectivity.
    • Ask Employees for Feedback – Share the pros and cons to optimize the experience of team members and shape policy decisions.
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