An Act To Reduce Costs and Emissions by Increasing Telecommuting at State Agencies
Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §901, as enacted by PL 1981, c. 270, §4, is amended to read:
§ 901. Legislative findings and purpose
The Legislature finds that alternative working hours, including part-time work, job sharing and more flexible work schedules will lead to greater efficiency by state employees. There are many qualified and talented Maine citizens of all ages whose personal responsibilities make it difficult to work full time or during the traditional hours of employment. The Legislature also finds that telework eliminates or substantially reduces the physical commute to and from an employee's usual work site.
Sec. 2. 5 MRSA §902, sub-§5 is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA §904 is enacted to read:
§ 904. Telework
Sec. 4. Maine Revised Statutes headnote amended; revision clause. In the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 69, in the chapter headnote, the words "alternative working hours" are amended to read "alternative working hours and telework" and the Revisor of Statutes shall implement this revision when updating, publishing or republishing the statutes.
This bill requires that, by 2030, at least 30% of state employees must be teleworking. The bill requires the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to annually report the State's progress toward this goal.