Best Practice Action Detail

Best Practice Action 12.5

GreenStep City Best Practices Transportation
Mobility Options No. 12

Increase active transportation and alternatives to single-occupancy car travel.

Best Practice Action 5

Launch telework/flexwork efforts in city government, businesses or at a local health care provider.

1 star Adopt a policy allowing city government employees to participate in alternative work schedules or telework.
2 star Support an eWorkPlace Minnesota campaign or similar efforts, working with businesses (and transportation management organizations as appropriate); report level of fiber-optic infrastructure in city government buildings/citywide.
3 star Help bring telemedicine technology to town via a local health care provider or other organization.

Who's doing it

Bloomington - 1 star
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The City of Bloomington launched a Flex/telework program in 2017.
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For more information contact:
Steve Gurney (City staff) | sgurney@BloomingtonMN.gov | 952-563-4606
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Elko New Market - 1 star
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The current policy for City employees is that alternative work schedules must be approved by the City Administrator. Working from home on an occasional basis can be scheduled...the City has purchased surface computers for each Department Head to allow that to occur more easily.
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For more information contact:
Mark Nagel (City staff) | mnagel@ci.enm.mn.us | 952-461-2777
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Isanti - 1 star
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Isanti recently amended their Personnel Policy to allow for temporary flexible scheduling when approved by the City Administrator and permanent flexible scheduling when approved by the Personnel Committee. Isanti also permits working from home when prior authorization is received.
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For more information contact:
Matt Sylvester (City staff) | msylvester@cityofisanti.us | 763-444-5512
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Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe - 1 star
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There are some tribal employees who telecommute or work 4 day, 10 hour shifts.
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For more information contact:
Brandy Toft (City staff) | air@lldrm.org | 218-335-7429
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North Branch - 1 star
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City is moving towards cloud based systems to make telework possible. This provides for better efficiency and flexibility for employees.
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For more information contact:
Ragini Varma (City staff) | raginiv@ci.north-branch.mn.us | 651-277-5228
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Richfield - 1 star
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The City of Richfield has a Modified Work Schedule policy for certain employees and under approval of the City Manager, as well as a short-term telecommuting policy.
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For more information contact:
Jesse Swenson (City staff) | jswenson@richfieldmn.gov | 612-861-9704
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Saint Paul - 1 star
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The City of Saint Paul has a telework policy in place that allows employees and their supervisors to explore telecommuting as an option.
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For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff) | kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us | 651-266-6590
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Woodbury - 1 star
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The City adopted a Flexible Workplace Policy, revised in 2004, that allows for some city staff positions to telecommute.
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For more information contact:
Jennifer McLoughlin (City staff) | jmcloughlin@ci.woodbury.mn.us | 651-714-3522
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