June 23, 2010

TCG Receives 2010 Commuter Connections Telework Award

Company Recognized by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments as Regional Model of Excellence for Telework

Washington, DC, June 23, 2010: TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT advisor, has been named by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and its Commuter Connections® program as the winner of its Telework category award under the 2010 Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Awards. TCG was presented with the award at the annual Commuter Connections award ceremony at the National Press Club this morning, where this video was shown to explain TCG’s telework program. 

The Commuter Connections annual Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony recognizes employers in the Washington metropolitan area who have voluntarily initiated programs that facilitate the use of commuting alternatives such as telework, mass transit, carpooling, and bicycling to help ease traffic and reduce pollution.

“This provides validation of one of our core beliefs—that commuting is a bad deal for both employers and employees,” said TCG president Dan Turner. “I look forward to the day when there is no need to recognize employers who facilitate telecommuting, and when all employers realize their employees are more productive, happy, and profitable when they work from home.”

About TCG
TCG is an award-winning small business that specializes in tailored information technology solutions and advisory services with a particular focus on grants management, collaboration platforms, and budget formulation and execution.  TCG transforms information technology infrastructures and inconsistent processes to integrated environments built on reusable functionality, consistent business processes, and interoperable infrastructures. The multiple awards that TCG and its clients have received demonstrate the benefits of using best practices such as CMMI, ITIL, and PMBOK to meet complex technology and management needs.

TCG’s company goal is to save the US taxpayer $1 billion by 2016. So far the company has saved the government in excess of $265 million by automating once-costly processes, using time-saving and money-saving processes in developing code, helping the government restructure its business processes, and paying careful attention to the company’s own expenses on contracts.

About the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG)
COG is a regional organization of Washington area local governments. COG is comprised of 21 local governments surrounding our nation’s capital, plus area members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

COG provides a focus for action and develops sound regional responses to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health and family concerns, human services, population growth, public safety, and transportation.

Founded in 1957, COG is an independent, nonprofit association. It is supported by financial contributions from its participating local governments, federal and state grants and contracts, and donations from foundations and the private sector. Policies are set by the full membership acting through its board of directors, which meets monthly to discuss area issues.

About Commuter Connections
Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. If you live or work in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Commuter Connections can provide you with information on all your commute options, so you can make a smart choice about how you travel to work. Commuter Connections also helps employers establish commuting benefits and assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs, for their employees.

Commuter Connections is a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and is funded by the District, Maryland and Virginia Departments of Transportation as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation. Many of the local Commuter Connections members receive grant funding directly from their respective state government.

David G. Cassidy
Vice President
Tel: 202–742-8471