- Posted On: September 01, 2020
Is your agency working from home, partially from home, or back in the office? This is a difficult decision that many agencies have faced during this pandemic. And each choice comes with its own challenges. Some agencies decided to work from home since that was easier than dealing with the CDC guidelines, but that also came with teleworking challenges they may not have been prepared for. And those that kept offices open had to deal with such things as employer liability and the threat of reclosing if an employee contracted COVID-19.
So what could be done to make this choice easier? For agencies who don’t allow teleworking or have never considered if their agency could do it, now is a good time to take a closer look. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) reports that the Office of Personnel Management mentions six main benefits of allowing government agencies to telework.
- Better emergency preparedness
- Better performance
- Healthier workers
- Lower turnover
- Lower costs
- Cleaner environment
Once you have the technology in place, you have the ability to make a better decision on if teleworking will work for your agency to provide the benefits listed above. And for those times that staff do need to go into the office, the ICMA website has written some protocols to ensure employee public health in government facilities for your reference.
Do you need help deciding on software to help your staff work remotely? Comcate offers code enforcement, animal control, citizen engagement, abandoned vehicle management, and more for public agencies. Our software is cloud-based, so you don’t need to purchase special equipment, install software, or expend IT resources to manage the technology. All you need is internet access from a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Comcate’s solutions are also cost-effective and priced to fit the often limited budgets of local government agencies. We work with you to devise an affordable solution that meets your needs.
Learn more about how Comcate can help your agency work remotely through a free 15 minute consultation.