About the Toolkit

NC Telework is a turnkey resource for organizations in North Carolina to start or expand effective teleworking programs.  This toolkit will help you determine whether telework is a good fit for your organization and provides the policies and program implementation assistance to get started.

NC Telework is a toolkit which was developed by TJCOG in (year) to support the local governments and employers to start a telework program in their respective organizations. Telework is one of the options that requires zero commute, which helps to eliminate commuting modes that cause congestions on the roads and greenhouse gas emissions. These are the goals of the Triangle Transportation Choices program. This program was developed as an umbrella program under the Triangle Transportation Choices program.

The pandemic broke out in march of last year, and most places switched to teleworking because of the safety concerns (except for essential workers). Things are changing based off of the executive political orders and vaccinations. Since there is no concrete data yet, and organizations and businesses are slowly shifting and adapting guidelines based off of how the pandemic is progressing, our website displays tips for pre pandemic times. 

County Percentages

In North Carolina, Orange, Chatham, and Hyde counties had the highest telework rates at 8.2%, 7.8%, and 7.7% respectively. Wake County had a telework rate of 7.6%, while Mecklenburg County, seat of the state’s largest city of Charlotte, had a telework rate of 6.4%. The county with the lowest telework rate in North Carolina is Gates County at 1.0%.

Whether you call it telework, telecommuting,  alternative work schedule or working from home, telework is one of the most popular alternative commute options in the U.S.  The broadest definition of the word used today is when an employer uses telecommunications and computer technology to give employees the freedom to work any time from any location. Employees can telework part-time, full-time, just occasionally or only during emergency conditions.  Traditionally, employees telework one to two days per week.