VA Residents Encouraged To Telecommute During Snow | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

VA Residents Encouraged To Telecommute During Snow

Play associated audio

By Mana Rabiee

As Virginia residents recover from this weekend's snow storm, they may want to consider doing what many government workers in the state already do -- telecommute from home. Virginia's 100,000 state employees have been encouraged for some time now to telework as much as possible, in part to alleviate the state's traffic congestion.

But despite the snow that's still on some roads no edict has been issued by the Governor for people in state government to telework today.

And there's a reason for that.

"You know, everybody already knows it."

That's Gordon Hickey, Press Secretary to Governor Kaine. He says state workers already know they can telecommute whenever possible.

And with road conditions less than perfect, even private sector employees may want to consider it today.

"Things are improving but - you know - they're not going to be up to a hundred percent. So if people can stay home and work from home, all the better for everyone," says Hickey.

Hickey expects even more state workers than usual to telework today.

NPR

Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
NPR

Nigella Lawson Loves Leftovers And Knows How To Use Them

If you don't want to eat endless turkey sandwiches, there's plenty else you can make. David Greene talks to cookbook author Nigella Lawson about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.
NPR

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.