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Governor offers Georgia Commute Options to State employees

Connect with Gov. Nathan Deal

The Georgia CommuteSmart initiative comes from an Executive Order from Governor Nathan Deal’s office and encourages expanded use of commute options and flexible work scheduling for eligible state employees.


Using flexible scheduling to expand beyond the traditional work schedule will enhance the productivity and efficiency of our state team and lighten the burden congestion places on the private-sector economy. Empowering workers to choose alternatives to driving alone on trips to and from work is also proven to enhance productivity and improve morale, as well as attract and retain talent.

Get more by driving less:

Each state agency should implement one or more of the following options:

  • Scheduling shifts to avoid peak traffic times
  • Compressing the 40-hour work week into fewer, longer workdays to reduce commuting
  • Teleworking at home or another approved location
  • Using alternatives to driving alone, such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, biking or walking

Telework and Compressed Work Week Guidance:

Georgia Commute Options offers expert assistance to state agencies at no cost, including:

  • Determining how to best improve your bottom-line (facilities, parking, energy, etc.)
  • Working with agencies to implement or expand programs
  • Providing guidance on assessing jobs and individuals compatible with alternative work arrangements
  • Training for teleworkers and their managers
  • Program evaluation and reporting

Data Collecting:

Employees are encouraged to log their alternative commute trips at a website created for state agencies. By logging their commutes, employees become eligible for cash incentives, and agencies can get reports of their employees’ program participation and environmental impact.

If you’re an agency coordinator, please contact Georgia Commute Options directly to learn more about these free services available to your team:

Lettie Ongie, State Agency Account Manager