Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Energy Plans Include Telecommuting Encouragement

The Small Business Administration got a (very polite) nastygram from Senators Kerry (D) and Snow (R) inquiring as to why the SBA hadn't quit got around to doing some of the things in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Of particular interest was the provision that encouraged the SBA to educate companies about telecommuting programs and how they could help employees. The good senators want to know:

"The bill instructed SBA to initiate a telecommuting pilot program to provide information regarding telecommuting to employers that are small business concerns and to encourage such employers to offer telecommuting options to employees. Which regions have been selected, and what was this selection based upon? What steps have been taken thus far to implement the telecommuting program? Have their thus far been any success stories?"

Hey, that's the kind of thing I'm interested in too. So what's the good word from SBA? Stella will let you know.

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