The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) presented on Monday, February 4, in the Infrastructure and General Government Committee. DAS indicated they have plans to increase the number of remote jobs, which will give workers the opportunity to telecommute. DAS also explained this will possibly create additional job opportunities in rural Utah.
DAS also presented their intent to create a culture centered around technology, and to make employees comfortable connecting with others on Google Hangout. Employees that telecommute will also be involved with the office to ensure that the program functions correctly. Leadership and employee development will also become a focus to help remote employees want to work hard and effectively while they are away from the office. UPEA will continue to update you on this issue as we learn more about the telecommute initiatives.