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Le Sueur County approves ‘snowbird’ telecommuting arrangement

If arrangements like this catch on, maybe retiring snowbirds won’t have to work at Wal-Mart.A Le Sueur County Human Services supervisor will soon begin working at home, from Arizona, the Mankato Free Press reports.The county board approved the arran

If arrangements like this catch on, maybe retiring snowbirds won’t have to work at Wal-Mart.

A Le Sueur County Human Services supervisor will soon begin working at home, from Arizona, the Mankato Free Press reports.

The county board approved the arrangement, at the request of the human services director, because the employee is a very good worker and the arrangement will save the county money.

The paper says the 16-year county employee, who oversees a staff of seven, proposed the part-time position “because she felt she could effectively do her job in that time frame as she phases toward retirement, and she desired a telecommute plan in order to spend winters in Arizona.” Much of the work group’s duties are Internet-based, which helps, too.

She’ll be supplied with a laptop computer, software and cell phone but has to provide office space and a printer.