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.
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.
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
Fractionation Research Inc
Oklahoma Departmetn of Labor
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.
ReMerge of Oklahoma County, Inc.
Jasco Products LLC
The Boeing Company
Palomar: Oklahoma City Family Justice Center
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
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
Valero Ardmore Refinery
Care Center, Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Center, Inc.
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