Work-Flex Event Starter Kit: Resources

If you are seeking additional background information on workplace flexibility to educate yourself and attendees at your event, you may find the following resources helpful:

White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility Resources

Blog post: A Conversation on Workplace Flexibility, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Blog post: The Economics of Workplace Flexibility, Cecilia Rouse, White House Council of Economic Advisers

March 2010 Report:  Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility, White House Council of Economic Advisers (PDF)

Opening Plenary Remarks, White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility, First Lady Michelle Obama 

Closing Plenary Remarks, White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility, President Barack Obama

Closing Plenary Session Remarks, White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility, John Berry, Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Press release, White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility

U.S. Government Resources

Flex-Options Guide:  Creating 21st Century Workplace Flexibility, prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau

Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

State and Local Government Resources

Summary of State Laws by Theme, Sloan Work and Family Research Network:

States’ Paid Leave Programs/Benefits:

Example of a Local Government Resource: Flexible Workplace Initiative (Flexworks), City of Houston

Non-Governmental Resources
 

General Information and Toolkits

Why Workplace Flexibility Matters, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center

Workplace Flexibility Toolkit, When Work Works Work, Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation

Workplace Flexibility Toolkits and Publications, Corporate Voices for Working Families

New Polling Data Shows Widespread Support for an Agenda to Address Work-Family Conflict, Center for American Progress

The 2008 National Study of Employers (NSE) presents workplace practices, policies, programs and benefits, Families and Work Institute

Resources for Specific Stakeholders

Flex Tips by Stakeholder Type, When Work Works Work, Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation

List of Resources by Stakeholder Type, Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network

Resources for Various Stakeholders, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center

Webcast on Flexible Work Arrangements and Low-Wage Work, New America Foundation
 
 

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