|Telework eligibility is based upon a
variety of criteria, including job function, departmental requirements
and management recommendation. For information about the new
personnel policy policy regarding Telework, contact Human Resources
at ext. 5-6930.
McManus, department operations support specialist in Materials
Management, works from home two days a week as part of Children’s
Telework Program. On those days, she begins working as early as
6 a.m. and finds her day is often more productive than at the office,
since there are fewer interruptions.
McManus’ director, John Quinn, agrees: “Judy’s
productivity, quality of work, and job commitment have all been
positively effected by Telework.”
Since Children’s officially launched its Telework Program in December,
a growing number of home-based employees and their supervisors have
found that the program increases employee productivity and job satisfaction.
Of course, improvements in productivity are not the only benefit
of the program. For McManus, the absence of a commute means more
time to spend with her three children. “Every time I work from home,
that’s two hours I don’t have to spend in traffic,” she says.
Although working from home (and managing employees who work from
home) requires a new set of skills, employees and managers interested
in the program are supported throughout the process by telework
coordinator Liza DiCosimo. Periodic program reviews
ensure that the program continues to benefit the hospital and employees.