Work Where You Live Project – Telework Survey

The State of Hawaii continues to assess the telework experience of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of teleworking as we move forward, and the impacts on transportation planning.  The Work Where You Live (WWYL) project involves developing and administering a survey to State employees with the purpose of:  establishing a better understanding of telework practices, formulating recommendations to improve the existing government telework policy, as well as define the effects of teleworking on the environment.  This survey and its results are not intended, nor should be interpreted, as creating an obligation to offer or grant telework to any employee.  The offering and granting of telework to employees is at the sole discretion of the proper appointing authority.

To gather accurate information and make actionable recommendations, SMS Research, a Honolulu research company, has been retained to prepare and analyze the data collected from the completed surveys.  The surveys will go directly to SMS, the results are confidential, and will be reported to the State only in the aggregate.  In addition to the State survey, the WWYL project will also review best practices from other governmental jurisdictions that may enhance existing telework policies.  The WWYL project is expected to reach its conclusion by August 2021.

While participation in the survey is voluntary, it is vital to the success of this project.  Due to technical delays, the deadline for completing the emailed telework survey has been extended through Friday, June 18, 2021.  The survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  All feedback is important to us.

This WWYL project is being coordinated through the State of Hawaii’s Office of Planning and the Department of Human Resources Development, in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services and the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The project was approved and is part of the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization’s FY2021 Overall Work Program.


This project is funded in part through grants from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  The views and opinions of the agency expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Transportation.