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JCC Board of Supervisors Review Telework Program

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County (JCC) Board of Supervisors convened on Tuesday, June 22, for its monthly business meeting at the JCC Government Center on Mounts Bay Road.

During the presentations portion of the meeting, the Board heard from the JCC Director of Human Resources, Patrick Teague, on the telework pilot program that JCC had instituted in the county social services department in 2019. The program was subsequently made county wide for eligible workers when the COVID-19 pandemic forced JCC to institute social distancing measures.

Teague said that telework programs are largely beneficial to both employees and employers. Teague sited national statistics saying that teleworkers are 35 to 40 percent more productive and that organizations save on average $11,000 per year per part time telecommuter.

He then went on to note that since the beginning the of the pandemic, teleworking made it easier for JCC employees to maintain social distancing as well keep a flexible schedule that helped them respond to pandemic challenges.

“Maintaining an ongoing telework program is critical to attract and retain a 21st century workforce,” Teague said.

After the presentation, the meeting the Board voted unanimously to approve all 13 items on the consent calendar which included a $265,000 JCC Child Health Initiative grant award, budget appropriation of transportation match funds and a supplemental funding request for the Children’s Services Act which provides community-based services to at-risk youth and their families.




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