Telecommuting Program - Arizona
An Effective Practice
Arizona's interest in telework was sparked in 1989 by the desire to reduce traffic congestion, energy use, and air pollution. All state agencies, boards, and commissions must implement the Telecommuting Program, with a goal to have 20 percent of employees in Maricopa County participating.
Goal / Mission
The State of Arizona's original interest in telecommuting arose out of the search for solutions to common issues facing many areas in the United States: traffic congestion, air pollution, and energy consumption. However, Arizona has found that telecommuting is a powerful management tool that increases employee productivity while reducing the cost of employee turnover.
Results / Accomplishments
Currently 3,442 employees, or more than 16 percent of the State workforce in Maricopa County, are teleworking. Arizona estimates that State teleworkers annually drive 3.2 million fewer miles, generate 86,133 fewer pounds of air pollution, and endure 106,336 fewer hours of stressful driving time.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- (602) 542-3637
Transportation / Commute To Work
Economy / Employment
- State of Arizona Telecommuting Zone
- National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
- Date of publication
- Maricopa County, AZ
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