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Fox News Video Recap: GSA Virtual Workers Spend $750k

Fox News Video Recap: GSA Virtual Workers Spend $750k

Over $750,000 is said to have been spent by General Service Administration workers in unclear circumstances. The 100 workers are said to have used the money on transport although they were supposed to be working from their homes. This comes hot on the heels of another scandal by the government run organization, which involved the [...]

TCG Awarded 2010 Commuter Connections Telework Award

The 2010 Commuter Connections Telework Award was given to TCG for their part in supporting and implementing a successful use of teleworking in the Washington D.C. area.  TCG is a government contractor that provides grant management and community collaboration services.  Daniel Turner is the President, with the rest of the company consisting of 35 employees [...]

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ABC News: Some scams could lead to jail time

ABCNews just released a video interview done with Angie Barnett from the BBB, warning viewers about foreign money laundering scams.  These kinds of scams are rampant right now across the internet, with thousands of emails sent daily to unsuspecting people who are looking for jobs.  The scam involves accepting checks from a foreign ‘company’, depositing [...]

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World Telecommuting Survey by Cisco Released This Week

Cisco released their findings earlier this week of an international survey taken among approximately 2,600 workers about telecommuting and expectations of what teleworking means to them.  The various countries included in the survey were the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, China, India, Japan and Australia.  The findings were encouraging for telecommuters everywhere, [...]

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Fire in Maryland Office Leads to Day of Telecommuting

CBS news reported a fire broke out in the U.S. Agricultural office located in Maryland this past weekend. The building did not sustain much damage, but employees were asked to work from their homes if they had the capability to do so. This scenario brings to light the idea of a ‘backup’ telecommuting plan in [...]

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Watch Floor Debate of the 2010 Telework Improvements Act

Watch the floor debate of the 2010 Telework Improvements Act. Broadcast Live on C-SPAN in May of this year, the bill was debated and eventually passed on September 30th. The bill provides federal employees an option to telecommute up to 20% of the time, with approval of their managers. Federal employers will have 5 months [...]

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Telecommute from Home with Telepresence Robot at Work

Anybots,  a start-up located in Silicon Valley California is dedicated to helping launch the next phase of telecommuting through the use of a robot they call QB.  QB is a ‘telepresence’ robot, designed to give those employees who are away from the office, a presence at meetings, their workstation or other areas as needed.  With [...]

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Telecommute Money Saving Calculator: Employers & Employees Benefit

WorldatWorkTV featured an interview with Kate Lister, from the Telework Research Network a couple of weeks ago, highlighting the use of a new tool that allows employers to weigh the cost-savings associated with providing telework programs for their employees. The research conducted by the Telework Research Network is based on the use of the Telework [...]

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Create Co-Worker Connections for Better Telecommuting

One of the drawbacks of telecommuting is the difficulty in creating relationships with your co-workers in a way that fosters teamwork on projects and cohesion in the workplace in general. Thankfully, technology has evolved far enough, in the social networking sense, that creating and sustaining long-distance friendships is completely realistic for the telecommuter. FastCompany and [...]

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