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We are here to help you!  Our experienced consultant is on-hand to assist with starting a telework program, learning more about telework or compressed work weeks or answering questions you have about getting started.

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Elham Shirazi
worksmart@kingcounty.gov
(206)909-3498

Our Expert: Elham Shirazi

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Elham has 25 years of experience in developing telework and flexible scheduling programs. She has developed resource materials, conducted training workshops, worked with hundreds of employers, and evaluated the impacts of telework and flexible scheduling on employers, employees, and trip reduction. She has also helped develop regional telework resources and flexible scheduling and assistance programs throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Colorado, Texas, Washington, and Arizona. She has advised the White House, US Congressional leaders and many public entities in policy development for furthering interest in telework. Most recently she has been working with Incluir Colombia in South America to promote teleworking.

Some of her engagements include employers such as the Home Depot, Delta Airlines, County of Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente, MetLife, State of Georgia, GE Energy, Corenet Global, SuperValu, ImageRight, Georgia Power, 6th Judicical CT Circuit/Florida, Latham Time, AutoDesk, Yahoo, UPS, Vocalocity, University of Washington, Port of Seattle, Outerwall (pna Coinstar), and many others.

Ms. Shirazi was a visiting lecturer at UCLA in 1995 where she taught a course on Telecommunications and its impact on Transportation Planning. Ms. Shirazi has Masters Degrees in Urban Planning and in Political Science from UCLA, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wellesley College. She is co-chair of the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Telework and Alternative Work Hours Council and served as Secretary for the National Board 2008-2010. In 2005, Elham was awarded the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Cathy Cole Telework Memorial Award for her achievements in the field of teleworking.