DMV FLEXIBLE WORK & RECOVERY AGREEMENT

A regional commitment to support our recovery from COVID-19.

A SAFE TRANSITION

COVID-19 presents special and shared challenges as our region gradually returns to work. Concerns will linger even after vaccines become available. Employers in the DMV are coming together in a first-of-its-kind initiative to accelerate regional recovery by enabling safe, healthy, and efficient commutes as our region returns to the workplace over the next 18 months.

The DMV Flexible Work & Recovery Agreement aims to reduce congestion on our region’s public transit systems and roadways to boost workforce quality of life as we transition back to work sites.

In July 2020, the COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force approved a Flexible Work Schedules recommendation to support regional recovery from the pandemic.

THE AGREEMENT

The DMV Flexible Work & Recovery Agreement captures organizations’ commitment over the next 18 months to take action to support the aggregate reduction in peak-time commute demand by introducing, updating, and/or extending one or more options for alternative work arrangements (to the extent feasible and compatible with work delivery requirements) such as:

•       Telework

•       Flexible work schedules

•       Staggered work schedules

•       Compressed work weeks

•       Flexibility in work locations and spaces

BENEFITS TO DMV 

RESIDENTS & EMPLOYERS

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Further enable social distancing on public transit, enhancing public health

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Increase workforce quality of life and access to job sites

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Strengthen equitable outcomes for public transit reliant commuters

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Help families to coordinate school and childcare arrangements

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Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality

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Aid in attracting and retaining talent via employer workforce mobility programs

COMMITTED ORGANIZATIONS

BioHealth Innovation

Connected DMV

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Ford Motor Company

Greater Washington Partnership

HR&A Advisors

KPMG

MDB Communications

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Northrop Grumman

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

JOIN THE AGREEMENT

We invite all organizations—public and private sector; non-profits and academia—to join us in this voluntary Agreement. 

 

Committing to the Agreement is simple. Please fill out the web form below or send an email to Geoffrey King, Director of Business Solutions, with the phrase “My organization commits to the DMV Flexible Work & Recovery Agreement."