OSU receives honor for providing excellent work-life balance for employees

Oregon State University has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014 from the WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

WorldatWork is an alliance of independent compensation, benefits and human resources organizations representing professionals around the world. The seal is a mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. OSU was one of 12 universities to receive the honor.

“OSU prides itself on being a great place to work, learn and flourish,” said Rebecca Warner, OSU’s Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. “We are committed to sustaining a healthy environment that enables community members to live productive, balanced and engaged lives. Receiving this Seal of Distinction is a welcome validation of our efforts. “

OSU has an Office of Work-Life, and offers a variety of resources from flexible policies to accommodate employee needs outside the workplace to childcare and family resource options to help placing dual-career spouses at OSU.

Begun in 2012, the AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today’s workplace: caring for dependents; health and wellness; workplace flexibility; financial support for economic security; paid and unpaid time off; community involvement and transforming organizational culture.

This year’s winners represent a variety of industries – including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. They hail from 20 states and the District of Columbia, as well as four international organizations.  For a complete list of winners: http://www.worldatwork.org/waw/adimLink?id=74716&from=press4

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