Telework could save Calif. more than $1B, study says

In addition to the savings in commuting times and employees' sanity, telework for public-sector workers in California could save the state more than $1 billion a year, News Junky Journal reports.

A new study by the Telework Research Network estimates that if all state employees whose jobs allowed it worked from home just two days a week, California could save $1.5 billion a year.

Telework could save the state $170 million in real estate costs alone, in addition to other expenses such as furniture, energy and office supplies, the study states.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Nominate Today!

Nominations for the 2018 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted, and are due by Dec. 23. 


Reader comments

Fri, Sep 16, 2011 Fedwrkr Washington, DC

I telework 1 day a week and for those of you who think I sit around and watch tv or play games on my home computer...think again. My day typically starts earlier and ends later. I don't waste time gabbing with cor-workers or take a long lunch to go shopping. Also, because my transit is subsidised...I save the gov't $10 a day. If I didn't need office space, my organization would save $10,000 a year. Multiply that by roughly 50K employees eligible to telework...$500M from just one federal agency!

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group