Department of Energy

Increase Teleworking Wherever Possible

I suggest increasing teleworking (working from home) wherever possible within the government. This would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the reduction in driving; but it would also reduce the amount of space, rent, and utilities needed to house such employees. These employees would simply need a telework station to come to once a week or so for uploading needed information. In this case, even team meetings could be conducted through video conferencing. Through access to a virtual private network, it could be as if the employees never left the office. They would still have access to everything they needed.

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