RANSON, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito stopped at the BizTech center in Ranson Tuesday to show her support of a bill that would allow federal contractors to work at telecenters.
The BizTech telecenter at 401 S. Fairfax Blvd. is an office building where federal government and private sector workers can work at their jobs through the use of computers instead of commuting to nearby metropolitan cities.
The center has been growing in use, although some federal agencies have been slow to allow federal contractors to telecommute, said a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who has been working on a bill to address the issue.
When federal agencies are considering bids from companies for contract work, sometimes they will "score" the bid lower if the company uses telecommuting facilities or disqualify them altogether, said Davis spokesman Dave Murin and other officials.