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!

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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.

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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.

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Diane Stegmeier

Diane Stegmeier is founder of Stegmeier Consulting Group, a globally-recognized leader in workplace change management. Founded in 2002, the 100 percent woman-owned firm has been engaged by diverse clients around the world to significantly reduce workplace costs while improving workforce productivity.

Stegmeier is best known for her extensive research on resistance to workplace change and her discovery of the 15 Critical Influences™ impacting behavior in the workplace, success of the workplace strategy, and ultimately, on the achievement of organizational results. The 10-year study focused on best practices in managing changes in the work environment, and involved 140 organizations in 24 diverse industries. The research findings were compiled in her book, Innovations in Office Design: The Critical Influence Approach to Effective Work Environments, which was ranked the #1 Favorite Workplace Strategy Book by Amazon readers. The author is the recipient of the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Award of Excellence, Distinguished Author for a Book. In the words of Dr. Prentice Knight, former CEO of CoreNet Global, “Diane Stegmeier’s landmark findings on behavior in the corporate setting will prove vital in determining workplace strategy over the next ten years.” Stegmeier has been named leader of the Change Management Team for the workplace transformation of the CoreNet Global association’s headquarters building.

Diane Stegmeier earned an MBA with a concentration in Leading Organizational Change from Kent State University, graduating in the top five percent of all masters/doctoral students of AACSB accredited business programs nationally. She is an alumna of the Leadership for Senior Executives program at Harvard University, and has conducted post-graduate research on innovation and organizational change at a variety of leading institutions including Harvard University’s Kennedy School, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Bowling Green University, and Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Organizational Behavior. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Baldwin-Wallace College with dual concentrations in Business Law and Business Ethics.

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