The Telework Exchange is a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the federal teleworker community. The organization facilitates communication among federal teleworkers, telework managers and IT professionals.
It also sponsors efforts like the second “Telework Week,” an event designed to show how much government agencies can save by having their employees telecommute for a week. The 2012 Telework Week is scheduled for March 5-9, 2012, and its website explains why workers should sign up.
Sponsored by the Telework Exchange, the effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework during that period, and would like participants to sign up so the “impact and savings” of telecommuting can be estimated. In support of that, the exchange says during Telework Week 2011, nearly 40,000 workers pledged, saving more than $2.7 million on commuting costs, gaining back 148,692 hours into their day, and removing 1,818 tons of pollutants from the air, while refraining from driving 3.764 million miles.
For fostering a campaign like “Telework Week 2012,” the Telework Exchange is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.