Private employers. The Maryland Department of Emergency Planning suggests that employers consider telecommuting when planning for emergencies such as severe weather, natural emergencies, and pandemic disease.
In the greater Washington, D.C., area, the National Capital Region Planning Board offers a website with resources for employers seeking to establish or update teleworking programs at http://www.commuterconnections.org
To recognize the changing requirements of the workforce, the state Department of Budget and Management offers a teleworking program for state employees. The agency has a comprehensive Teleworking Web center with downloadable documents, such as sample policy, telecommuting agreement, evaluation form, teleworker manual, and other resources. Go to http://www.dbm.maryland.gov
Last reviewed March 2015.