From The Headlines - Transit, Telecommuting and Shorter Workweeks

Posted by: danny 9/20/2010 6:16 PM

Monday, September 20

Economic concerns, energy savings and traffic congestion are the main reasons Virginia is considering a four-day workweek for state employees. Last week, Governor McDonnell's newly formed Reform and Restructuring Commission recommended the plan, which would mean longer, 10-hour work days, but shorter work weeks. But is that such a good idea? Would the shorter workweek mean a customer service bottleneck for state agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Employment Commission?
Joining the discussion are Dan Bell from Canon Information Technology Services in Chesapeake, which uses 4X10 scheduling whenever possible. We'll also talk about another possible solution to the same concerns - telecommuting, or teleworking. Jennifer Alcott, programs director for TeleworkVA will discuss how telecommuting works and initiatives to create more teleworking jobs in Virginia.
We'll also be joined by Hampton Roads Transit CEO and President Philip Shucet, who will discuss how public transit is moving forward for HRT Try Transit Week.

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