The government has begun encouraging unscheduled telework during bad winter weather. They should also encourage unscheduled telework on days when hot weather/bad air is deemed unsafe. This would relieve burden on the roads and public transport systems, as well as on staff. It might reduce adsenteeism/leave taken.
For this reason, I believe that employees that do not provide medical care in a clinical setting should be allowed the option to telework from a... more »
As a government agency, we should encourage all of our employees and patients to help conserve the resources of the world by truly promoting recyling (having a thorough recyling program) as well as composting (for agencies with cafeterias i.e. Veterans Canteen Services). How can we expect for our fellow citizens to be environmentally friendly if we are not following our own advice.
At least 50% of my duties (and MANY co-workers) are conducted via internet and online systems. There is absolutely no reason that we cannot perform the same duties from home once or twice a week - the savings would be tremendous.