A proclamation: Georgia Telework Week, Jan. 28, 2016

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION
GEORGIA TELEWORK WEEK

WHEREAS:

Teleworking can have an immediate impact on our environment, air quality, and commuter mobility, while reducing vehicle emissions and strain on existing infrastructure; and

WHEREAS: WHEREAS: WHEREAS:

The projected average annual impact of one person telecommuting in Georgia is 2,000 fewer miles driven, more than 50 hours of commute time saved, and a reduction of smog in the air we breathe; and
Formal telework programs play a key role in business continuity, allowing business to continue should an unforeseen event occur. Georgia businesses can save money as a result of lower facility and energy costs, more productivity from their workforces, reduced absenteeism, and increased recruitment and retention; and
The potential for growth of teleworking in Georgia is tremendous. On average, teleworkers report better work and life balance as well as higher job satisfaction rates than other employees; and

WHEREAS:

Georgia Commute Options assist Georgia employers in starting or expanding telework programs; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim March 7-11, 2016, as TELEWORK WEEK in Georgia and call this observance to the attention of our citizens.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 28th day of January in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen.

GOVERNOR
ATTEST
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CHIEF OF STAFF

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