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WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Seal of Distinction Award Recipients

Feb. 3, 2015 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2015. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. This year, 77 employers will be honored March 18 at the Gala Awards Dinner at the WorldatWork AWLP 2015 Future of Work Forum in Nashville.

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
  • Transforming organizational cultural

"This year's Work-Life Seal of Distinction honorees are an exceptional group of innovative leaders that strive to create a company culture that encourages work-life balance," said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork and executive director of AWLP. "We have several companies reappearing from last year's list and several new additions. We are delighted to recognize those employers for their continued support in shaping our workplace with strategies and practices that enables employees to achieve success both at work and home."

This year's recipients represent a variety of industries including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals and hail from 25 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2015 list includes 28 new companies and shows 49 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, four companies with international headquarters are recipients: BASF, Germany; Pearson, United Kingdom; Sanofi, France; and Takeda, Japan.

Here is the complete list of 2015 Seal of Distinction recipients:

  • 1WorldSync
  • A.T. Kearney
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Acxiom Corporation
  • AgStar Financial Services
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • BASF
  • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
  • Board of Governors
  • Bon Secours Health System Inc.
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Brown University
  • Brownells Inc.
  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • Cargill
  • Caterpillar Inc. Building Construction Products Division
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Children's Health System of Texas
  • Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP)
  • Discovery Communications
  • Dow Corning
  • DSR Technologies
  • Dyn
  • Emory University
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • George Mason University
  • Hawaii National Bank
  • Herman Miller
  • Johns Hopkins University and Health System
  • LifeCare Inc.
  • Marriott International
  • Mecklenburg EMS Agency
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MetLife
  • Monsanto
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Security Agency
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
  • Northwestern University
  • Old National Bancorp
  • O' Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Oregon State University
  • Paul Hastings
  • Pearson
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Ryan LLC
  • Sanofi US
  • SatCom Marketing LLC
  • Sittercity
  • Smith Seckman Reid Inc.
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Stanford University
  • State Street Corporation
  • SunGard Public Sector
  • Summit Consulting LLC
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Texas Instruments
  • The George Washington University
  • The YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Arizona Life & Work Connections
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • Waggener Edstrom Communications
  • Wells Enterprises
  • Wellstar Health System
  • Workplace Options
  • Yale University

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