For Immediate Release
Feb. 28, 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is inviting area commuters to give working from home a try during Virginia Telework Week, March 2-6, 2020.
“Teleworking is a win-win for both employers and employees,” said Walter Daniel, head of FCDOT’s Commuter Services program. "Employees can save both time and money, increase their productivity and enhance their quality of life. Employers can attract new workers with flexible work schedule policies, keep current employees happy and contribute to a better environment."
FCDOT is reminding employers that teleworking can be critical to an organization’s continuity of operations during planned events such as major highway construction projects, Metrorail Platform Reconstruction shutdowns or special events like dignitary visits and World Championship celebrations. Employers can also keep their digital doors open during inclement weather events and when personal health becomes a concern. To learn more, register for a Telework Week Webinar hosted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation on Tuesday, March 4, from 11-11:30 a.m.
“Our region is a leader when it comes to technology,” added Daniel. “If an employee can login from home – or from a nearby library or café – we can help reduce congestion on the roads and make it easier for people who perform their jobs in person. The benefits to telework far outweigh the fear of change.”
FCDOT’s Commuter Services program can help employers implement telework programs for their staff, from securing buy-in from leadership to adopting policies for their workforce. This service is available for free to Fairfax County organizations, regardless of sector. For more information, visit FCDOT’s Commuter Services program, email DOTCommuterServices@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-877-5900.