Today the House of Representatives today voted in favor by 290-131, the approved H.R. 1722, the Telework Improvements Act. In summary the bill is:
To improve teleworking in executive agencies by developing a telework program
that allows employees to telework at least 20 percent of the hours
worked in every 2 administrative workweeks, and for other purposes.
Federal News Radio covered the news of the bill passing on the DorobekInsider earlier today.
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At Navstar, we pride ourselves on being a Green IT services provider, including allowing our employees to telework when possible. With the advent of social media servicing Enterprise 2.0 solutions and methodology — work should be able to be done from any where at any time. And the House of Representatives appears to acknowledge this as a vital part of the advancement of our Federal Government employees being able to work from home if the supervisor approves.
Location being an independent factor now, this is where Navstar can come in and help Government agencies by training and establishing processes on how to work with the rest of your team or project. We offer services that help make telecommuting a real possibility with everything to virtual servers and software to VPN from a location outside of the office.
Telework solutions for your Agency falls under our Green IT and Enterprise 2.0 divisions. We are not just a (Washington DC) beltway bound company. Our solutions are independent of location and so are we. It doesn’t matter if you are in DC or LA, Reston or San Francisco, we can help. Give us a call today at 703-880-1500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our solutions to fit your agencies needs.
Join Navstar and our employees in participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, where ever you are. Navstar will have its doors closed during Earth Hour as it is outside our normal business hours, but our staff and employees believe in our mission of Green IT and a Greener Earth and Home.
From the My Earth Hour Website:
On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.
Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America.
Personally last year, my family observed in our homes by turning off the lights as dusk turned to night. Not only did we keep the lights off for an hour, but we decided to keep them off lighting some candles and chatting with one another around the flickering lights. It was a great way to reconnect with each other as humans on a non-tech level, face to face, with no or little carbon footprint.
Consider joining us tomorrow night and reconnect with your family, friends, or neighbors by flipping your switch. If you wish you participate, let us and the good people at Earth Hour know you will show you care about a green future for our planet by signing up at
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