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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Traffic Congestion

 

 

The Texas Transportation Institute Annual Urban Mobility Report is the most comprehensive report in the United States detailing traffic and traffic congestion.

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Telework is working in Georgia

September 13, 2011
By Mike Williams, Employer Services Director at The Clean Air Campaign

Traffic on the nation’s interstate highways from 1980 to 2006 has grown by 150% – but capacity grew by just 15%.  Georgia’s telework strategy to reduce traffic has been successful with an increase of 20% or 600,000 teleworkers.  Telework is a smart business strategy with many benefiting from lower real estate costs, reduced absenteeism, and the ability to remain productive when Mother Nature interferes with the ability to get to work.

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The Most for Our Money:
Taxpayer Friendly Solutions for the Nation’s Transportation Challenges

Report Aims to Improve Transportation with Seven Tools

May 20, 2011, by Enid Burns, alt transport

A report presented by the Reason Foundation, Transportation for America and Taxpayers for Common Sense, “The Most for Our Money,” offers seven cost-effective transportation strategies for the U.S. to improve its infrastructure. Those categories include transportation scenario planning; high occupancy toll lanes (HOT Lanes); bus rapid transit (BRT); intelligent transportation systems (ITS); intercity buses; teleworking and local street connectivity.

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