Telework, also called telecommuting, is a work arrangement where employees do not commute or travel to their work location, such as an office or warehouse, and instead perform their work tasks and duties from home.
Benefits of telework programs – employers that offer telework programs to their employees realize many benefits. According to the International Telework Association and Council, on average, teleworking yields:
- 22% increase in employee productivity
- 20% decrease in employee turnover
- 60% decrease in employee absenteeism
In addition, telework programs are a strategy for employers that must comply with South Coast AQMD’s Rule 2202, help meet air quality regulations, or submit Trip Reduction Plans to local cities.
Resources – Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility is committed to providing support to employers, large and small, in LA County with telework information and resources:
Other Information – There are lots of excellent blogs and external sources of information about teleworking. These links are provided as a resource and not associated with Metro:
Employers that are interested in offering telework arrangements to their employees or learning how telework programs can fit their needs are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 213.922.2811.