Washington D.C. Users Escape Industry-Leading Commute TimesWASHINGTON, D.C.--It’s official. According to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Washington, D.C. has the worst commute time in the nation. Specifically, auto commuters were delayed 67 hours on the road in 2011. Yes, 67 hours.
Indeed, if there any question in your mind about how your commute time in Washington, D.C. impacts your productivity this study answers them beyond the shadow of any doubt. You ... Read more
Federal Survey Points to Benefits of TelecommutingWASHINGTON, D.C.-In yet another study that validates the benefits of telecommuting, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board has concluded that telecommuting can help organizations reach their mission. Virtual office solutions can play a key role.
The report, “Telework: Weighing the Information, Determining an Appropriate Approach,” relies on survey data from fed... Read more
Federal Workers Could Benefit from D.C. Virtual OfficesIs the federal government adopting teleworking? Yes, in increasing numbers. The new law that was recently passed should help spur adoption. But where were we before the law?
According to a study from Booz Allen Hamilton, less than 6 percent of all full-time federal workers telework even one day a month—just 102,900 federal employees of the 1.9 million on the government payroll w... Read more
Did You Spend Presidents Day in a D.C. Virtual Office?
Happy President’s Day. As I set out to celebrate this holiday—which essentially just means I’m working but it’s much more low-key since most people aren’t—I thought about U.S. history and the virtual office.
I know, I know. Strange thing to think about at some level. But I had the random thought about George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. If they were alive today, what would they think about virtual office space? I reckon Washington and ...
Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 is Boom for D.C. Virtual Offices
It’s official. U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.
The legislation gives federal agencies 180 days to develop and implement eligibility requirements for telecommuting employees. The law also requires each agency to provide training and management for teleworkers, establish nondiscriminatory policies, establish information security guidelines, and designate an employee as the tele...