APWA FloridaThe ability of a modern municipality in the state of Florida to offer remote work options to the workforce is a highly desirable and complex endeavor that reaches far beyond the policies, procedures, and accountability of working from home, remotely, and within a structured or flexible schedule. In this webinar, we will delve into the recent study conducted by the Town of Jupiter, discussing the findings related to the establishment of a remote workforce program. We will examine both the benefits and challenges of offering the workforce the flexibility to work remotely in selected circumstances and situations. Join our guest speaker as they outline the town’s overarching plan, including the funding, phasing, and necessary actions needed to achieve the objectives of the remote workforce initiative.

The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to be partnering with the American Public Works Associates Florida Chapter (APWA-FL) to bring you this webinar.

This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs) will be provided to those that request these during registration. Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given priority!


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the pathway to creating an effective modern remote workforce program.
  2. Gain insights into establishing clear remote work policies outlining eligibility criteria, expectations, and guidelines.
  3. Understand strategies to evaluate budgetary impacts and compare budgetary performance with industry benchmarks and best practices.

Panelist Bios:

Karl Craig, Information Systems Director, Town of Jupiter: Karl Craig’s career in Information Technologies spans more than 38 years, serving local governments in the State of Florida. He worked for the City of Tampa for 28 years in all aspects of technology, building their first computer networks and applications from the early days of file servers, and client workstations through the expansion of the internet, mobile devices, and cloud computing. Karl is currently the Information Systems Director for the Town of Jupiter, focused on improving Town services through the innovative use of technology, artificial intelligence, and hybrid workforce while maintaining robust cybersecurity and resiliency programs.

Moderator Bio:

Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Vice President, Epic Engineering and Consulting Group: Addie Javed is a Vice President at Epic, and is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and technical leadership in the building of business practices. He is a former City/County Engineer and Public Works Director, nationally recognized by the Engineering News Record (ENR), National Civil Engineering News Magazine and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA). Addie is a Gator and a Spartan at heart. He has more than 28 years of technical, administration, management and supervisory experience leading diverse teams and managing multiple Capital Improvement projects and programs. Mr. Javed has strong background in Public Works, Environmental Management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste and Sanitation, Strategic Planning and Performance Measures, Emergency Response and Operations, Operations and Maintenance, Community development and Legislative policy making.

Modern Remote Workforce - Town of Jupiter case study

DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
TIME: 12:30 to 2:00 PM (ET)