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...
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"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... -------------------------

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Chuck Wilsker

President, CEO, and Co-Founder
chuck@telcoa.org

 

Chuck Wilsker is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Telework Coalition (TelCoa), www.TelCoa.org, a nonprofit association headquartered in Washington, DC. TelCoa works to support and enable the advancement of Virtual, Mobile, and Distributed Work through Research, Education, Technology, and Legislation. Chuck has been involved with telework and telecommuting for about 13 years.

His efforts include promoting telework as a quick, inexpensive, and effective means of providing employment opportunities including those for older, rural, and disabled workers, including disabled veterans and their care givers, as a critical part of disaster avoidance, business continuity, and Continuity of Operations programs, and a way to both improve our environment and to reduce our dependence on imported energy. Traffic mitigation and work/life balance are also concerns of his.

At TelCoa Chuck has worked with his team in developing telework programs for call centers for such large organizations as McKesson Health Care, KP (Kaiser Permanente) OnCall, and Conagra foods.  On the Federal side, the TelCoa team also assisted in writing the Telework Enhancement Act that was passed into law and telework favorable legislation proposed by several Senators and Congressmen. He has been a strong supporter of the Telecommuter Tax Fairness Act that will relieve interstate telecommuters of the burden of unfair double taxation by states.

He is a member of and has spoken before  the Internet Society, the Broadband for America Coalition and Adoption Advisory Board, the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign, Our Energy Policy Foundation, the Mobility Choice Coalition, the Set America Free Coalition,   the Association of Contingency Planners, the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness, and is a partner in the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign to help educate the public about the importance of emergency preparedness.

Chuck has also addressed diverse groups as the National Institute of Science and Technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the US Department of Commerce, the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, the Association of Contingency Planners and the Peace Corps. He was invited to lead off a conference sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, addressing how telework relates to traffic mitigation, environmental benefits, and energy concerns.

He has been the featured guest on many radio interview shows including National Public Radio (NPR) and Federal News Radio, and was featured on Fox News’ Fox Magazine, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Nightly News, and the Voice of America. He has written many articles on telework and is often quoted in both local and National press, including the Washington Post, USAToday, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Week, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Federal Computer Week, GovExec.com, Government Computer News, Computerworld, NetworkWorld magazine, ABCNews.com, CNN.money.com, and Fox.com.

Chuck is involved in a program that is an initiative of the United Nations to help promote “Accessible and Assistive Information and Communications Technologies for Persons with Disabilities”.  He is currently a member of the Employment task force and was responsible for writing the chapter on Telework for the “Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technologies (G3ict)” online “Toolkit for Employers”.

Prior to his involvement with telework, Chuck spent 30 years in the field of emerging telecommunications technologies, the majority of that time spent in senior sales and marketing management positions.

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