Telework Week in Virginia Set for March 5-9th

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DRPT: Kelsey Webb
Phone (804)840-0575

Telework Week in Virginia Set for March 5-9th
~Commonwealth Encouraging Virginia Businesses to Allow Eligible Employees to Telework One Day During Telework Week~

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is pleased to announce that March 5 – 9, 2018 is Telework Week in Virginia. DRPT and commuter assistance agencies across the Commonwealth are encouraging Virginia businesses to explore teleworking first-hand by allowing eligible employees to telework at least one day that week.

“DRPT is proud to sponsor Telework Week in Virginia for the eighth consecutive year. Allowing employees more control over their work environments results in both benefits for themselves and the businesses that employ them,” said DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell.

By embracing, establishing, and implementing telework programs for their employees, businesses in Virginia can take advantage of the many significant benefits of telework. Allowing employees to work from home one day a week can improve employee morale, increase employee retention, reduce traffic congestion, and expand the pool of prospective employee candidates.

Businesses in Virginia should consider how telework might boost their bottom line. Tax credits, up to $50,000 per organization, can be claimed for eligible telework expenses, including up to $20,000 for conducting a telework assessment.

More information for individuals and businesses interested in Virginia Telework Week can be found at Please visit DRPT's website for more regional information on commuter assistance programs.

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About Telework!VA
The Telework!VA program was launched by DRPT in 2001 to mitigate traffic congestion on Virginia roadways. Telework!VA is the one-stop resource for businesses, individuals, and government agencies interested in learning more about telework or starting and expanding a telework program.

About the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
DRPT’s mission is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth through rail, public transportation, and commuter services. DRPT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information on DRPT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, please contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Mike Mucha, at (804) 786‐6794, TDD 711, or 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.