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File #: R-20-46   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/4/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 5/18/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Requesting A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of A Staff Telecommuting Model For Certain City Employees (Pe?a, Sena)
Attachments: 1. R-46.pdf, 2. R-46final
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-46 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa Pe?a and Lan Sena


RESOLUTION
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Requesting A Cost-Benefit Analysis Of A Staff Telecommuting Model For Certain City Employees (Pe?a, Sena)
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REQUESTING A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF A STAFF TELECOMMUTING MODEL FOR CERTAIN CITY EMPLOYEES.
WHEREAS, according to FlexJobs.com, the number of people working remotely has grown by 44% in the last five years, and 91% in the last ten years; and
WHEREAS, a wide range of studies have shown that telecommuting models can benefit employers by improving employee satisfaction, reducing attrition and absences, increasing productivity and employee morale, improving employee health, reducing traffic jams and accidents, ensuring continuity of operations, reducing the need for office space, and providing cost savings; and
WHEREAS, having a choice of work environment has become a key factor for many job seekers when evaluating new career opportunities; and
WHEREAS, a survey by FlexJobs.com showed that 80% of remote workers experience less job stress, and that they are 57% more likely than the average worker to be satisfied with their job; and
WHEREAS, according to the 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report: "If the work-at-home workforce expanded to include those who could and wanted to telecommute half of the time, the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) savings would equate to taking 10 million cars off the road."; and
WHEREAS, the benefits of a telecommuting model apply to both partial and completely remote work options; and
WHEREAS, potential telecommuting options should be evaluated, as they may reduce the need for City office space; and this is especially important as the City prepares physical reorganization plans in anticipation of the County of Bernalillo's vacation of its offices at One Civic Plaza; and
WHEREAS, during the Covid-1...

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