JAMES CITY COUNTY – The James City County Oversight Council (JCC) met on Tuesday, June 22 for its monthly business meeting at the JCC Government Center on Mounts Bay Road.
During the presentation portion of the meeting, the board heard from JCC’s Human Resources Director, Patrick Teague, on the pilot telework program that JCC instituted in the county social services department in 2019. The program then went on to follow. been extended to the entire county for eligible workers. when the COVID-19 pandemic forced JCC to institute social distancing measures.
Teague said telecommuting programs are of great benefit to employees and employers. Teague released national statistics showing that teleworkers are 35 to 40% more productive and that organizations save an average of $ 11,000 per year per part-time teleworker.
He then noted that since the start of the pandemic, telecommuting has made it easier for JCC employees to maintain social distancing and maintain flexible hours which has helped them meet the challenges of the pandemic.
“Maintaining an ongoing telecommuting program is critical to attracting and retaining a 21st century workforce,” said Teague.
Following the presentation, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the 13 items of the Consent Schedule, which included a $ 265,000 JCC Child Health Initiative grant, a matching budget allocation for transportation, and a $ 265,000 JCC Child Health Initiative grant. Request for additional funding for the Children’s Services Act which provides community-based services to at-risk youth and their families.
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