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Happy National Work and Family Month (NWFM) 2011

October 3, 2011-- Washington, D.C.-- Happy National Work and Family Month! Perhaps my declaration of well wishes causes more than a few readers to snort, "What the heck is National Work and Family Month?"

Celebrated annually in partnership with WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work Life Progress, NWFM supports and highlights the initiatives and programs undertaken by businesses and organizations to support work-life balance for working adults.  The WorldatWork Public Policy team has supported NWFM through several D.C. focused initiatives in years past and this year is no different. 

Congressional Recognition

This year we are working with members of the U.S. Senate to introduce a resolution (as in past years) that declares October, National Work and Family Month.  In the U.S. House of Representatives, we have asked members to prepare and deliver floor speeches and statements for the record, speaking to the importance of work-life balance and perhaps even share their own struggles with the challenges they have faced as working mothers, fathers, etc. 

Congressional Briefing

This year, WorldatWork is pleased to organize and moderate any amazing panel discussion on men and work-life.  With several recent studies highlighting new research in this area, we believe that the discussion and riveting new data.  If you are interested in attending, please review the invitation here.  Special thanks to Kathie Lingle, Dr. Brad Harrington, and Ellen Galinksy for participating on our panel for the briefing.  

There are some additional plans in the works and so we encourage you to check back and follow our WorldatWork Public Policy Twitter feed for more information, here.

And for members, I highly recommend the Public Policy October workspan column, Capitol Perspectives (new name, same great Public Policy information) on the efforts by the White House and the Department of Labor to highlight the importance of work-life balance across all business sectors. 

Again, Happy National Work and Family Month!

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of WorldatWork.

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