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:

Community Service Council

Great Plains Child Care Resource & Refferal

Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Nextep, Inc.

Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Refferal Association

Pivot, A Turn for Youth

Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Referral

Smart Start Central Oklahoma

Southeastern Child Care Resource & Referral

Switchgear Search & Recruiting

United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma

Variety Care

Fractionation Research Inc

Oklahoma Departmetn of Labor

MCSG Technologies

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Thayne A Hedges Speech & Hearing Center

Sunbeam Family Services

Matrix Service Company

Youth At Heart

McClain-Garvin Co Youth and Family Center, Inc.

DBA Frontline Family Solutions

Compsource Mutual Insurance Company

Oklahoma City Zoo

The Denny Price Family YMCA

Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust

Camp Fire Green Country, Inc.

LawnAmerica

Brief Media

ReMerge of Oklahoma County, Inc.

Jasco Products LLC

The Boeing Company

Palomar: Oklahoma City Family Justice Center

Dal-Tile Muskogee

La Luz

Key Personnel

Explorer Pipeline

MSCI Inc

4RKids

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America

Citizens Bank of Edmond

Tulsa Community Foundation

Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Inc.

Security National Bank of Enid

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Goodwill Industries of Central OK, Inc.

Enid Public Schools

FSB Architects + Engineers

Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community

ASIC

LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma

Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma

Loaves & Fishes NWOK

Triangle Insurance Company

TPI Staffing Service, Inc.

Harmon’s Electric, Inc.

Integrity Staffing Solutions, LLC.

Evans & Davis

Youth & Family Services of North Central Oklahoma

Rural Health Projects, Inc.

Community Development Support Assn., Inc. (CDSA)

Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America

Mugg Winston

Valero Ardmore Refinery

Care Center, Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Center, Inc.

AAON

Valliance Bank

Muskogee Housing Authority

Center for Children and Families, Inc

First National Bank and Trust Company of Ardmore

Positive Tomorrows, Inc.

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc.

Latino Community Development Agency

Circle of Care

Grand Lake Dental

Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Inc.

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