Supervisors seek more telecommuting opportunities in county government

PAUL YOUNG City News Service RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Converting many Riverside County government employees into permanent telecommuters will be on the Board of Supervisors' agenda next week. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Karen Spiegel are proposing that the board form an ad hoc committee focused exclusively on establishing telecommuting and virtual meeting policies. ``Nationally, there has been much discussion about a permanent shift to more telecommuting and less need for physical offices,'' the supervisors wrote in a statement posted to the board's policy agenda for Tuesday. ``Any new workforce model must still allow timely public access to county services and permits, with some combination of remote and in-person access available to those who need assistance.'' Since the county and stat
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