Latest Telecommuting News

Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

Jan. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidelines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House,...

Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Testing wristbands, masks signs of a new boss at White House

Jan. 21, 2021 7:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidlines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House, which...

Kansas election official loses job for violating policy

Jan. 21, 2021 4:21 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said she is losing her job for violating a policy by remotely accessing the state's voter registration database when working from home while fighting cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary of State Scott Schwab informed...

Capitol Police vehicles with the Kansas Highway Patrol sit parked outside the Kansas Statehouse Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. Gov. Laura Kelly is restricting access to the Kansas Statehouse over the possibility of an armed protest in the coming week. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Security concerns close Kansas offices, curtail Legislature

Jan. 19, 2021 1:44 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State office buildings near the Statehouse have been closed to the public and the Legislature has curtailed its meetings due to security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington, D.C. The closures came in response to an FBI warning about the potential for...

State employees ordered to work from home inauguration day

Jan. 15, 2021 3:08 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered state employees to work remotely Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, because of the “tension” in the country after an attack on the U.S. Capitol. The order comes as authorities say they're preparing...

New Jersey governor orders state employees to work remotely Wednesday because of the 'level of tension in the country'

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 PM EST
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey governor orders state employees to work remotely Wednesday because of the 'level of tension in the country.'

Campaign aims to attract remote workers to New Mexico city

Jan. 14, 2021 12:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest city is launching a new marketing campaign to attract remote workers who can do their jobs from anywhere. Albuquerque’s effort also is aimed at getting former residents — also known as “boomerangers” — to move back as...

FILE - People look at a 145 inch Ultra Large UHD display in the LG booth at the CES tech show, on Jan. 8, 2020, in Las Vegas. CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 CES attendees across the globe. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

5 CES Trends to Watch

Jan. 12, 2021 5:49 PM EST

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year — less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas due to the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, right, talks with Dr. Mona Moghareh, a pharmacist with Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, La., as she sets up a station to administer the first vials of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Edwards keeps same COVID-19 rules, urges work from home

Jan. 12, 2021 5:38 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With an unrelenting coronavirus spike bearing down on Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards called on the state's employers Tuesday to keep as many workers as possible in their homes, but he didn't tighten restrictions on businesses any further. The Democratic governor said he's renewed...

Campaign aims to get remote workers to move to Wva county

Jan. 10, 2021 9:00 AM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Rocco Fucillo believes Marion County is a great place to live, not only for the quality of life and recreational opportunities it offers, but for its location in the U.S. as well. Residents of West Virginia can explore rural and urban areas that offer natural landscapes and...