Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Case Gets Stronger for Federal Telework

The federal government workforce spends $19 million commuting to and from work every day, while the total U.S. white-collar workforce spends $356 million, according to a study published by the Telework Exchange, an online community focused on eliminating telework gridlock in the Federal government.

With East Coast gas prices surging from an average of $2.14 per gallon in April to $3.05 in September, the case for telework is stronger than ever. By commuting five days a week, the Federal government workforce uses 31.1 million gallons of gasoline each week, calculates the study, "Fuel Smart Economy: It's No Gas." If all Federal employees telework just two days a week, they can conserve 12.4 million gallons of fuel per week.

Said Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe, executive director of the Telework Exchange.:"Telework provides America with a green opportunity to reduce gas consumption and a golden opportunity to improve our economy's productivity. The Federal government must walk the walk as well as talk the talk on telework." Click here to see the study.


At 5:05 PM, Blogger Ray Hyde said...

Now you are talking, particularly since that gas is presently coming out of the strategic oil reserve.

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Toomanytaxes said...

Progress can be incremental. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has been pushing this sensible issue for years.


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