Lt. Governor Cox has announced that the state is implementing a statewide teleworking program following the success of a pilot project that saw great success.
The program aims to increase building capacity and efficiency, boost employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction, provide job opportunities for rural Utah and decrease emissions that contribute to air pollution, while also improving employee performance.
If successfully scaled to the state employee workforce, up to 2,555 currently commuting state employees may become eligible to participate in the telework program in the coming months, which could amount to 1,300 pounds of monthly emissions saved, 63,900 square feet of building space made available for repurpose or downsizing, potentially move 200 positions off the Wasatch Front, and over the first year retain nearly 60 current employees who would have otherwise left positions with the state.
DTS will be actively participating in the initiative. Not only will we have employees who telework, we will also provide technical support to customer agency employees who telework.
More information on a rollout plan will be coming soon.