OK Certified Family Positive Workplace

What is an OK Certified Family Positive Workplace?

Organizations that respond to the realities of employees’ day-to-day lives will be ahead of the curve. The ‘as-if’ organization – the company that continues to operate as if its employees had no outside lives – will be history.

Families and Work Institute

A family positive workplace or employer is one whose policies make it possible for employees to more easily balance family and work, and to fulfill both their family and work obligations, Thus, an employer might offer flexible work schedules and locations, child care, support for elder care, family leave options, and other family-positive benefits to employees. Family positive workplace practices benefit employers, families and society. Research shows that employers gain in employee recruitment, retention, loyalty and productivity, all of which contribute to the bottom line. Families gain in the ability to balance work and family obligations, reduced stress, and better quality of family life and life in general. The society gains because family-positive policies lead to more stable families with time to contribute to their communities, and better outcomes for children.

Potts Family Foundation with its interest in advancing Family Positive Workplace Practices is working with the Oklahoma Child Care Resources & Referral Association and Sunbeam Family Services to offer a special program/presentation along with ideas on how to enrich support for employees with young children.

Below are the names of the companies that have become FPW Certified:

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma
Brief Media
Camp Fire Green Country, Inc.
Care Center, Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Center, Inc.
Center for Children and Families, Inc
Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America
Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America
Circle of Care
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Community Development Support Assn., Inc. (CDSA)
Community Service Council
CompSource Mutual Insurance Company
Compsource Mutual Insurance Company
Dal-Tile Muskogee
Enid Public Schools
Evans & Davis
Explorer Pipeline
First National Bank and Trust Company of Ardmore
Fractionation Research Inc
FSB Architects + Engineers
Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Central OK, Inc.
Grand Lake Dental
Great Plains Child Care Resource & Refferal
Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Harmon’s Electric, Inc.
Integrity Staffing Solutions, LLC.
Jasco Products LLC
Key Personnel
La Luz
Latino Community Development Agency
Leonardo’s Children’s Museum
LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
Loaves & Fishes NWOK
Matrix Service Company
McClain-Garvin Co Youth and Family Center, Inc. DBA Frontline Family Solutions
MCSG Technologies
Mugg Winston
Muskogee Housing Authority
Nextep, Inc.
Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Refferal Association
Oklahoma City Zoo
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Oklahoma Departmetn of Labor
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Inc.
Palomar: Oklahoma City Family Justice Center
Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma
Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community
Pivot, A Turn Point For Youth
Positive Tomorrows, Inc.
Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resouces and Referral
ReMerge of Oklahoma County, Inc.
Rural Health Projects, Inc.
Security National Bank of Enid
Smart Start Central Oklahoma
Southeastern Child Care Resource & Referral
Sunbeam Family Services
Switchgear Search & Recruiting
Switchgear Search & Recruiting
Thayne A Hedges Speech & Hearing Center
The Boeing Company
The Denny Price Family YMCA
TPI Staffing Service, Inc.
Triangle Insurance Company
Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust
Tulsa Community Foundation
United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc.
Valero Ardmore Refinery
Valliance Bank
Variety Care
Youth & Family Services of North Central Oklahoma
Youth At Heart
To learn more about Family Positive Policies, please click on our “Resources” sub-tab under the “Family Positive Workplace” tab.

Our purpose is to provide HR Professionals and other business leaders with:

  • The “Why” family positive policies (reasons for family positive policies you can present to your executive team)
  • Education and resources for HR to provide to employees with young children
  • Quality childcare resources and Employer child expense assistance information
  • Flex hours, job share, and part-time scheduling ideas
  • Resources for management training on understanding challenges of employees with young children