Apply 2019

How does my business Apply to be an Oklahoma Certified Family Positive Workplace?

Each Certified Family Positive Workplace has three levels of certification: Commitment, Achievement (Attainment), and Distinction. The Certified Family Positive Workplace criteria and scoring may vary by category (Workplace Flexibility, Child Care Services, Family Services, and Direct/Indirect Services). There are different elements listed within the application for each category, and the applicant will use a check mark to denote the elements that are currently being implemented within the business.

Although our next cycle for accepting applications for 2019 doesn’t start until October 1, 2018, and closes April 1, 2019, you can review your current policies and practices now and compare them to some listed on the 2019 Oklahoma Family Positive Workplace Certification application below and start planning for your Family Positive Workplace implementation!

Flextime vs. Specific Hours
Focus on Productivity vs. Tracking Hours Compressed Workweek
Job Sharing Options
Work from Home/Telecommuting
Part-Time Work Flexible Lunch and Break Times
Time Off During Work Day for Family Matters
Onsite or Near Site Child Care
Children at Work Options
Child Care Benefits
Child Care Resource/Referral
Backup Child Care Services
Pretax Dependent Care Account (Section 125)
Unpaid School Holiday Leave
Nursing/Lactation Facility

Paid Time Off for Sick Child Care
Sick Child Care
Paid Family Medical Leave
Parent Education/Resources
Unpaid Family Medical Leave
Elder Care/Caregiver Leave
Unpaid Extended Family Medical Leave
Elder Care Resources
Paid Paternity Leave
Diaper Changing Station in Male & Female Restrooms
Unpaid Paternity Leave
Access to Family Assistance Liaison
Post Maternity Phase Back
Organized Family Events
Paid Time Off for Adoption
Encourage Personalization of Workplace

Adoption Assistance Benefit
Employee Assistance Program
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit
Sick Leave Bank or Sharing
Opportunity for Skill Dev. & Progression
Pre-retirement Planning Services
Generous and Flexible Leave
Health and Wellness Program
Health Insurance Benefits
Phased Retirement
Dental Insurance Benefits
Flexible Benefit/Spending Account (Sec 125)
Vision Insurance Benefits
Retirement Plan or 401K
Life Insurance Benefits
Paid Time Off for Volunteer Work
Disability Insurance Benefits
Personal Errand Services

____ Employer offers early childhood literature for employees.

____ Employer offers early child hood speakers at employee meeting on at least an annual basis.

To receive points for early childhood literature for employees, employers may bring early childhood information to attention of their employees through lunch & learn classes, speakers, articles, books, videos, and other resources. Examples include discussing and distributing information at company meetings, including articles in company newsletter etc. These may be obtained from a local family resource center or other family-oriented agencies or organizations.

Employer offers parenting education/support for employees.

_____ Employer offers parenting topic speakers at employee meetings on at least an annual basis.

To receive points for early parenting support for employees, employers may bring early childhood information to attention of their employees through lunch & learn classes, speakers, articles, books, videos, and other resources. Examples include discussing and distributing information at company meetings, including articles in company newsletter etc. These may be obtained from a local family resource center or other family-oriented agencies or organizations. Please visit follow us on facebook as @OKFamilyPositive or at https://www.facebook.com/OKFamilyPositive/

For further information about Family Positive Workplace Policies or the Application cycle, please contact Linda Turner below.

Linda Turner, SPHR, SHRM-SCP HR & Office Manager