Telecommuting Incentive Sought

WASHINGTON (05/03/2000) - Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, asked President Clinton to issue a new executive order that would expand the use of telecommuting for federal workers in the Washington, D.C., area.

In a letter sent April 27, Wolf said he was "disappointed" that the telecommuting provision was stripped from the executive order that the president signed April 22.

The executive order supports increased transit benefits to federal employees in an effort to reduce traffic congestion, but did not include the telecommuting provision that was in the original draft.

"Stripping telecommuting from the executive order is detrimental to public safety, public health, the environment and the quality of life for all who live and work in the Washington metropolitan area," Wolf said in the letter. He asked the president to issue a new order that would include the telecommuting option.

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