Establish a written policy, including a signed agreement between employer and employee clearly outlining the rules, guidelines and requirements for participation. Coordinate AWS and flexible work schedules with co-workers to ensure adequate department and office coverage.
Encourage participation through e-mail notification and newsletters. Educate employers and employees on the health and environmental benefits of AWS.
- Commuter Services of South Central Pennsylvania has some good information on the basics of telecommuting and flexible scheduling.
- GreenYour.com Search for anything you want to green and find eco-friendly facts, tips, and products.
- Handbook on Alternative Work Schedules (U.S. Office of Personnel Management) provides a framework in establishing and administering alternative work schedules and similar programs.
- Michigan State University has set up some useful guidelines for setting up flexible scheduling at the workplace.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.