Whether you're thinking about the cost of commuting, the time it takes, the traffic or the environmental impacts, the fewer commute trips needed to carry out your job...the better! CU-Boulder offers two possibilities for employees to commute less:
- Work at home
- Alternative work schedules
The type of work you do has to be amenable to being carried out at home or to being done on a different schedule. Some types of work benefit from, or even require, daily face-to-face contact with customers, co-workers or your supervisor; in other cases being out of the office a day or two a week is less of a problem. Depending on the nature of your job and the approval of your supervisor and/or appointing authority - you may want to look into the possibility of working from home some portion of the time or revising your schedule to work longer hours but fewer days a week. From a management perspective, telework programs have been shown to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and are being used more often and by a larger number of employees over time.