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Commute Considerations After COVID-19 Restrictions Lift

What employers should consider as they plan for getting staff back to work after the shelter-in-place restrictions lift.

The team at has put together a three-page white paper that is available by clicking here.

Roadmap to Telework

Learn from the successes and  hiccups from one organization rolling out its telework policy, as well as learn the difference between routine scheduled telework and situational telework. Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, offers data on productivity, cost savings, and retention for workplaces taking advantage of telework.

View the presentation slides (part 1 and part 2) and watch the recording (access passcode: YM1t3i.T).

Panel:  Virtual Connection and Culture

Don't let remote work erode your organizational culture, social bonds, and connection to purpose. As the months of working from home wear on, many organizations are beginning to worry their people are feeling disconnected from the company's culture and sense of purpose. In this webinar, Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, moderates a conversation  with remote work pioneers Mohammed Chahdi, Director of HR Operations at Dell and Amy Freshman, Senior Director of HR at ADP, to learn how they have tackled these challenges in their organizations.

Watch the recording (access passcode:  2@Fxr1SA).

Cut the Commute Pledge, in collaboration with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), is encouraging employers in San Mateo County to pledge that they will make telework an option for their employees. The pledge encourages those employers to support telework 25% or 1 to 2 days per week for staff who can work remotely.

For more information about the pledge, please click here or contact our Employer Team.

Best Workplaces for Commuters Telework Certificate Program

Best Workplaces for Commuters offers a five-part Teleworker Certification Series to help managers and their employees succeed in working remotely. Read more about the program and register here.

Telework & Flex-Schedules Toolkit

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The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability recently published a comprehensive resource of lessons learned and strategies for implementing successful telework and flex-schedule programs. The toolkit was funded by the Connect, Redwood City! program and is available for download by clicking on the image to the left.

The toolkit is a resource for other local governments and businesses interested in exploring telework and alternate work schedules.

A one-page summary is available by clicking here. To download the full document, please click here.

Teleworking & the STAR Platform (

New to teleworking? Check out  our tip sheet on staying productive while working from home.

When you work from home, you can still participate in programs offered on the STAR Platform (such as our  quarterly promotions    and the STAR Store). To log your telework days, visit or open the Commute Tracker app. Log your "trip" the same  as your normal commute, but select "telework" as the mode. Refer to the graphic below or you can contact  with any questions.

How to Log Telework