Remote Worker - Case Study

The United States Patents Office through seeking to increase efficiency, implemented the Telework Enhancement Act Pilot Program (TEAPP) in 2012. The program transitioned patent examiners to a work-from-anywhere policy over 24 months, shifting new examiners each month based on union-negotiated quotas.

UP

$132 Million More Fee Revenue

DOWN

4.4% Reduction in Hiring Costs

DOWN

#38.2 million less in Office Costs

Moving to less costly regions boosted employees' real incomes

1995: “the information superhighway will mean anyone can do anything from anywhere” 

@mountain_ghosts, twitter

2015: “must be willing to relocate to San Francisco” 

Job Posting – San Francisco Tech Company

REMOTE WORKERS ARE:

MORE CREATIVE

LOWER ATTRITION

ONE DAY PER WEEK PRODUCTIVITY BOOST