I have been a long-time and staunch supporter of telework or telecommuting. Telework offers a 21st century workplace option that can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as cut gasoline consumption and dependency on foreign oil. Study after study has shown that telework benefits employees and employers. It gives employees the flexibility they need to meet daily demands.
Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia has been touting the benefits of telework at least since 2001, when he introduced legislation in the US House of Representatives to phase in teleworking for federal workers. He has continued to sponsor legislation promoting telework for federal employees.