The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 4, 2010
State issues telework policy

The Office of the State Chief Information Officer on has released new policies for state employee telework and remote computer access.

The need to implement telework and remote access solutions is becoming increasingly important. In addition to the traditional benefits of reduced traffic congestion, improved air quality, and increased employee productivity and job satisfaction; today's business drivers include disaster and pandemic preparedness planning. However, the cybersecurity risks and incidents associated with unmanaged use of remote access and telework arrangements can be costly and impact the ability to deliver essential public services.

Click here to read the rest of the OCIO press release. This link opens the jargon-laced Information Policy Letter 10-03, which lays out the policy.

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