Who Needs a Desk? Tennessee Takes Telework to the Max

Governing: In recent years, Carmelita Hillsman spent more than three hours a day getting to and from her government job in downtown Nashville.

Not anymore.

Now, she starts working each day for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at 6:30 a.m. from her home office, using a state-purchased computer. She doesn’t even have an office in the department’s headquarters.

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