Telework Kitsap

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Why Telework?
Benefits of telework (also known as telecommuting or remote work) extend far beyond individual teleworkers and their organizations. Telework not only improves employee retention and work/life balance - it reduces traffic congestion, is an integral part of sustainable communities, and is an effective disaster preparedness strategy.

Why Telework Kitsap?
Telework is not a new concept: many people already work from a remote location - often a home office or a "third place" such as a coffee shop or library. Many large, private-sector organizations have, over the past two decades, established and expanded formal telework programs. Much informal telework also exists.
Small & public sector organizations (major employers in Kitsap County) have been slower to adopt telework: they face different challenges from businesses with 100+ employees.
The resources on this website and on TeleworkToolkit.Com were developed with smaller & public sector organizations in mind.  The positive effects of supporting local Kitsap employers and their work force are felt by our entire community. A growing base of information to start, expand or trouble-shoot telework initiatives and programs is available here, for free.

What We're About:
Cultivating & supporting an active telework community in Kitsap County. Providing a range of resources & tools for current & future generations of teleworking organizations, their employees & IT, HR, & management staff who work with them.

Our Goals:
~ Make Kitsap a model for telework success.
~ Increase the number of Kitsap organizations that invest in
    telework for appropriate staff, and/or as a viable continuity 
    of operations tool.
~ Support those organizations so that their telework efforts
    are a success.  

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Resources:


The
Telework Toolkit is a resource for individuals & organizations that want to learn more about telework or start a telework program


Kitsap Telework Pilot Project
The 2008/9 WSDOT funded project, included a 
Report to the State Legislature


Telework Exchange
National Telework News

List of Telework Advocacy Sites
Local, regional, state, national & global telework resources, research,
advocacy & consultants.

Sample Telework Tracking Form


Info on workplace flexibility issues.


The official website of the Federal Government's telework program.

Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners' 2012 National Telework Week Resolution