2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Teleworking (language only)

Item 437 #2h

Item 437 #2h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 374, line 22, after "jurisdictions", insert:
"Out of the amounts provided in this paragraph, the department shall utilize up to $1,000,000 in the first year to develop model guidelines to promote teleworking in Virginia.  These guidelines shall include model policies that could be adopted by private sector firms across the Commonwealth, a listing of the types of job functions that do and do not lend themselves to teleworking, and model personnel policies setting out agreements companies may enter into with employees who propose to telework on either a full- or part-time basis.  The department shall work in conjunction with the Secretary of Technology and his staff to develop these guidelines and disseminate them to state agencies and to private-sector companies in the Commonwealth with 100 or more employees.  Dissemination of the model guidelines shall be conducted on an electronic basis."

(This amendment directs the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in conjunction with the Secretary of Technology, to develop model guidelines outlining how to implement teleworking programs that will be provided to private companies across the Commonwealth to help promote expanded use of teleworking where appropriate.)