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

John Vivadelli

Mr. Vivadelli is CEO of AgilQuest Corporation and founded the company in 1994. Under his leadership, the company has built an international reputation for workplace management innovation, expertise and software excellence.  Major audit firms, financial institutions, governments, and technology firms entrust their international office operations to his company’s products and services.

Mr. Vivadelli created the company’s Agile Workplace Methodology.  The method guides customers through the process of maintaining or improving worker productivity while managing its workplace operations more efficiently and effectively, measuring the actual use of its real estate, and providing the business intelligence necessary to dramatically improve profitability, sustainability and business continuity.   The Method has been adopted by the US Government’s Treasury Department, GSA and FDA, along with many private sector companies.   

Mr. Vivadelli is respected internationally as a thought leader in workplace strategy and management.  He is an excellent public speaker, educating and engaging his audiences at conferences, universities, corporations and governments around the world.

His leadership positions included Board of Directors of CoreNet Mid Atlantic, Chairman of OSCRE’s Strategy and Planning Workgroup, and Virginia’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science.  He contributed to several publications and books, including “Telework, a Critical Component of Your Total Rewards Strategy” – WorldatWork Press, “Software Leadership Strategies” – Aspatore Books, and “The ework Guide” – International Telework Association and Council.  He holds a US Patent for a method and system to manage the workplace.

Mr. Vivadelli held technical, consulting and marketing management positions at IBM, and served as a Qualified Engineering Officer on the nuclear attack submarine USS Silversides, SSN 679.  His educational background is a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and post-graduate Nuclear Engineering from the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School.  He lives in Richmond with his wife Stephany and five children.

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