Telecommuting in Olmsted County

The Post Bulletin recently ran an article on telecommuting in the area. Olmsted County employs about 140 telecommuters. The County provides the computer and the phone line; the worker provides the desk and the broadband.

They started with a pilot project in 1996. The County finds that often telecommuters are more productive than their in-office counterparts. They have fewer sick days and far less turnover.

The employees prefer it too. Fewer than half a dozen county employees who tried telecommuting have returned to a regular office job.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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