Supervisors seek to expand telecommuting in county government

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 1 unanimously approved the formation of a committee to examine ways of converting many Riverside County government workers into permanent telecommuters. ``This may be a historic opportunity because of the changes we're all facing, with the way we do business,'' Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. ``We don't need the same number of cubicles or parking spaces. Employees don't always have to come in.'' Jeffries joined Supervisor Karen Spiegel in requesting creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Telecommuting & Virtual Meeting Policies. ``It's time to start changing the method of thinking about telecommuting,'' Spiegel said. ``It won't happen overnight. It will take time.'' Since the county and state declarations of public health emerg
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