The University of Michigan has been recognized by the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress for strategies and practices that help employees achieve success in work-life effectiveness.
U-M is one of 77 employers, and one of 16 universities, awarded the 2015 Seal of Distinction.
“The university places a high value on having work-life services that make a real difference in the lives of faculty, staff and students working to balance multiple commitments successfully,” said Jennie McAlpine, director of work-life programs.
“Not only do these programs help make our organization stronger, they also contribute to the health, engagement and wellness of our University community.
The seven categories of work-life effectiveness on which recipients are evaluated are:
• 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 recipients include employers from areas including higher education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, across 25 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.