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.

For the complete article,
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2006 TelCoa Awards

TELEWORK COALITION ANNOUNCES 2006
HALL of FAME AWARD RECIPIENTS

Washington, DC, October 20, 2006.  The Telework Coalition (TelCoa), dedicated to promoting the benefits of teleworking and telecommuting, announced the recipients of their Annual Hall of Fame Awards at the Call Center 2.0 Conference in San Diego, CA.  “We recognize the people and organizations that further the adoption of mobile, virtual and distributed work through exemplary practice of this strategy and the encouragement of others to follow in their footsteps,” said Chuck Wilsker, President & CEO of TelCoa.  Jack Heacock, Chair of the Selection Committee and Senior VP of TelCoa, commented, “We are very pleased to present our Annual Awards to such a deserving group.  Most of these recipients have been involved in furthering the Work@Home™ option for many years and it is a pleasure to give them the recognition they deserve.”

 

Hall of Fame Awards were given in 12 main categories and one special category:

* Leadership in the Field of Implementation and Utilization of Work@Home Agents for the Insurance Industry: ARO Outsourcing.

* Repatriation of Center Jobs through the Use of  Work@Home™ Agents: WorkingSolutions.

* Development of a Work@Home Agent Program within a Union Environment:  KPOnCall.

* Legislative Advocacy that Benefits Telecommuters and Teleworkers Nationwide:  Nicole Belson Goluboff, Esq.

* Leadership and Vision in Developing and Producing Health, Safety and Ergonomic Training for Teleworkers:  Susan Harrington, HSA, Inc.

* Sponsoring Telework Industry “Best Practices” Research: Intel Corporation and Nigel S. Ballard.

* Sponsoring Research Focused on the Work@Home Agent Segment of the Call Center Industry: WillowCSN.

* Exemplary Support and Promotion of Telework at the State Level: The Honorable Timothy Kaine, Governor, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For a picture of Governor Kaine receiving his award, click here.

* Exemplary Support and Promotion of Telework in the Federal Government: The Honorable U. S. Representative Thomas M. Davis III (R-VA).

* For Reuniting 17,000 Evacuees Following Hurricane Katrina through a Network of 1,500 Work@Home Agents: LiveOps.

* Exemplary Fund Raising Efforts in Support of the Victims of Katrina, with over 1,000 Work@Home Agents Fielding over 750,000 Calls and Collecting $75 Million: West Corporation.

* Special Bob de Lorenzi Memorial Telework Award for the Person Who Follows the Ideals and Dedication Pursued by Bob de Lorenzi, during His Lifetime, in Fostering and Promoting Telework and Telecommuting:  Jack Heacock.

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