Thursday, April 19, 2007

Georgetown Gets Grant for Workplace Flexibility

Cover_2 Georgetown University Law Center’s Federal Legislation Clinic has received a $3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue and expand the activities of Workplace Flexibility 2010, a research, outreach and consensus-building initiative to support the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility.  

"Workplace Flexibility 2010 has been the driving force in beginning a national conversation on how flexibility in the workplace can benefit both businesses and families," said Georgetown Law Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff. "This new grant will allow that critical conversation to continue."

Since its inception in 2003, Workplace Flexibility 2010 has engaged in thorough, objective research to determine how existing laws and practices – in areas such as labor, employment, anti-discrimination, tax, health and benefits – support or hinder workplace flexibility.  It also has brought together  stakeholder organizations including business and management groups, unions, and family and community advocates in order to establish alliances that will serve as the foundation for creating a consensus-based, comprehensive national policy on the issue.

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Congratulations Workplace Flexibility 2010! I am very pleased to see organizations support this very important research. Work/life balance is not just a concept reserved for working mothers. More and more varying demographics are seeking this "benefit" - working dads, Gen Y, etc. It's great to see organizations value this work not only for the value productive employees with work/life balance can bring to the bottom line, but also the important benefits in their personal lives.

Posted by: Marissa | May 26, 2007 8:00:11 PM

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