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... -------------------------

Fred Ewald


Professional Experience Summary
Mr. Ewald leads telework consulting activities for ARCCA Inc..  He provides alternative work strategy consulting and training services to a variety of public and private sector clients.  He has over 20 years of human resource related experience that includes human resource planning, staffing strategies, and performance improvement. 

Relevant Experience
Mr. Ewald manages projects for small large organizations that include development of telework and alternative work strategy programs.  Working with senior management he provides organizational guidance, program assessment, action planning, program implementation and evaluation.  He completes organizational assessments and identifies program effect on policies and procedures.  He is adept in soliciting responses concerning critical success factors, barriers to successful program implementation, and potential impact on process and productivity.  Mr. Ewald provides benchmarking to identify critical success factors and “best practices.”

Seminar and Training Experience
Mr. Ewald is an experienced training and seminar leader with a thorough understanding of alternate work and schedule strategies, including teleworking.  He has assisted clients through various teleworking activities, facilitated focus groups and led seminars.  Mr. Ewald’s presentation style is relaxed, yet professional.  His long-time human resources background coupled with his consulting experience results in a seminar leader who is highly responsive to audience concerns and yet capable of firmly, but unobtrusively guiding a seminar to a successful conclusion. 

Mr. Ewald developed curriculum for orientation seminars (up to a half-day) and full day training seminars.  Both are designed with a variety of activities to encourage individual participation and group interaction.  Mr. Ewald adjusts the mix of lecture and participation exercises dependent on timeframe allowances.  He has developed and used a variety of training tools, manuals, and materials to facilitate the training process.

Mr. Ewald facilitated the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Telework Employer Seminars for four consecutive years and received high evaluation marks.  He directed telework program development and orientation and training for variety of companies and agencies as part of COG’s and Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Telework Demonstration Projects.  He has facilitated training sessions for a number of Federal Agencies and private sector and non-profit organizations.

Education:     B.A., Economics/Business Administration, Moravian College

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