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UMD Smart Commute: Telework

Imagine getting your work done without leaving home. The benefits can be great: zero commuting time, increased productivity levels, reduced fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, lower stress levels throughout the day and much more.

Telework is completing the same work normally performed at the workplace but doing it from home or other location away from the office. According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, nine million US employees, or 2.9 percent of the total US workforce, work from home at least half time. Teleworking can drastically decrease the carbon footprint of for individuals and employers.

UMD Telework Guidelines