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WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Celebrates National Work & Family Month

Nominations Accepted in Three Categories for Organizations and Individuals to Seek Recognition for Work-Life Excellence

Sept. 25, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that nominations are being accepted for three highly-respected awards during its 11th observance of National Work & Family Month.

What: Nominations Now Open!

  • 2015 AWLP Innovative Excellence Award (Oct. 15 deadline) Apply by Oct. 15 for the AWLP Innovative Excellence awards! Have an innovative work-life program that your employees love? Apply for the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award. Take a look at last year's recipients.
  • 2015 AWLP Rising Star Award (Oct. 15 deadline) Know a work-life practitioner doing amazing things? Apply for the Work-Life Rising Star Award. Take a look at last year's recipients.
  • 2015 AWLP Seal of Distinction Award (nominations accepted Oct. 1 - Nov. 30)
    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:
    1. Caring for dependents
    2. Health and wellness
    3. Workplace flexibility
    4. Financial support for economic security
    5. Paid and unpaid time off
    6. Community involvement
    7. Transforming organizational culture.

When: During AWLP's 11th observance of National Work & Family Month.

WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress first established October as National Work & Family Month in 2003. It is nationally recognized by members of Congress, businesses, academic institutions, work-life advocacy groups and individuals aiming to succeed at home and on the job. The goal is to encourage employers to think strategically about family-friendly policies and work-life benefits such as workplace flexibility, health and wellness, dependent care, community involvement, organizational culture, financial security, and paid and unpaid time off to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce

About WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress

WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work & Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP) designation in 2007.

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WorldatWork ( is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

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