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Telework and Flexible Work Hours

Telework, also known as telecommuting, is an alternative working arrangement currently made available to over 400,000 employees in the metropolitan area. While most telecommuters work from home, there are local telework centers that provide professional work environments including computers, fax and copy equipment, meeting rooms, and more.

Whether you choose to work from home or at a telework center, either full-time or a few days a week, telecommuting eliminates the stress of commuting.

With flexible work schedules or flexible work hours, employees stand to experience a good number of benefits. One that many workers point to first is the flexibility to meet family needs, personal obligations, and life responsibilities conveniently. If you have flexible work hours, you can go to a parent-teacher conference during the day, take a yoga class, or be home when the washing machine repair person comes.

Flexible work hours includes the ability to adjust the days and hours of being in the office and also allows workers to work remotely. Of course, with the commute to a home workspace, employees avoid the traffic and the stresses of commuting during rush hours. You might be amazed at how much faster a commute can be if you can drive to the office at 10:00 AM instead of 8:00 AM.

Telework Resources

  • MDOT Telework Tips One-Pager (PDF)
  • Commuter Choice Maryland Webinar on Implementing Telework, Alternate Work Schedules, and Vanpools (YouTube)
  • Commuter Connections’ Telework Resource (Webpage from MWCOG)
  • Department of Budget and Management, COVID-19: Managing Anxiety While Working Remotely (PDF)
  • Department of Budget and Management, COVID-19: Working at Home with Kids (PDF)

 


 

 


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