The Maryland Department of Emergency Planning suggests that employers consider telecommuting when planning for emergencies such as severe weather, natural emergencies, and pandemic disease.
The state Department of Budget and Management offers a telework program for state employees. The agency telework Web center has a sample policy, telecommuting agreement, evaluation form, teleworker manual, and other resources available at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov
, or call 800-582-8032.
Private employers in greater Baltimore.
The Maryland Department of Transportation works with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council to assist employers in the greater Baltimore area with telecommuting programs. For more information, go to http://www.baltometro.org
, or call 410-732-9575.