President’s Corner
TelCoa thanks U.S. Representatives Jim Himes, Rosa DeLauro, and Elizabeth Esty for introducing the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act, H.R. 4085, 113th Congress. We strongly support this crucial legislation. The bill would finally eliminate the telecommuter tax, a steep penalty often resulting in double taxation of income that interstate telecommuters earn at home. The telecommuter tax unfairly burdens telecommuters and their employers and limits telework adoption. Congress must make the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act law! TelCoa and other advocates are working to secure the bill’s enactment, but we need your help! >>> Read More...
Guest Columnist
4 Great Examples of Telework’s Impact by: Brie Weiler Reynolds As champions of telecommuting and flexible work options for all, we certainly don’t have to tell TelCoa readers about the benefits of telework--we all know and love them. But as organizations like ours work to spread awareness of, and support for, flexible ways of working, it’s really important to remember the individuals for whom we work--the millions of professionals whose lives would be positively impacted by more access to telework and flexible jobs. At 1 Million for Work Flexibility, we hear daily from supporters about why they support the expansion of flexible work options for all. Here are four great examples of why work flexibility, including telework, is vitally important to individuals, to companies, and to society. >>> Read the entire blog at...
Hot Topics & Links
"Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a 'win-win' for many workers and employers" is an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer featuring TelCoa President Chuck Wilsker and Advisory Board member Diane Stegmeier. For the complete article, > click-here... -------------------------

Dan Wallis

Dan Wallis has nearly 20 years of experience in the application of technology to help address business problems. Since beginning his career in business technology in 1990, Dan has used his ability to translate complex technical concepts into solutions across a wide variety of industries. While over half of his career has been focused on healthcare call centers, he has also worked in consulting, systems integration and custom software design, semiconductors and not-for-profit philanthropies. This wide range of experience has helped to develop expertise in strategy development and execution, successful project delivery, business process improvement, business continuity planning, and the management of mission critical 24/7 environments. He currently utilizes this experience as Director of Technology for KP OnCall, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente that provides nurse triage and advice to over 4 million members.

A dynamic leader, Dan is experienced with helping teams develop successful technology hardware and software solutions aligned with organizational goals. A talented and engaging speaker, Dan has presented at several national technology conferences, and has been nationally recognized for his innovative work. Most recently, as a pioneer in the implementation of a virtual call centers, Dan was recognized by the Telework Coalition at the Call Center 2.0 conference for his work in developing a work at home program in a union environment. He is a constant and positive force for change, both strategic and tactical, and infuses his enthusiasm and energy into any environment.

Dan holds a Bachelors of Science in Business/Information systems and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified in LEAN and ITIL methodologies. Serving as the Vice President of Programs for the San Diego Chapter of Project Management Institute, he is responsible for the delivery of educational and networking events to over 1200 chapter members. Additionally, he is an active member of Society of Information Managers (SIM) and works as part time faculty at University of Phoenix, teaching graduate level strategic management.

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