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Flex Work Resources

Work/Life Organizations
(Scholarly, nonprofit & government groups)

AARP
AARP Policy & Research features authoritative information on issues affecting the 50+ population. This expanding collection of research publications, speeches, legal briefs and opinion pieces seeks to provide deeper insight and fresh perspectives to opinion leaders, scholars and other professional audiences.

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.

Alliance for Work Life Progress
Alliance for Work-Life Progress is dedicated to advancing work-life as a business strategy integrating work, family and community. An entity of WorldatWork, AWLP defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, facilitates dialogue among various sectors and promotes work-life thought leadership.

American Society on Aging
ASA is the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. They offer resources, publications, and educational opportunities geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

Catalyst
Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business.

Center for Families/Purdue University
The Center for Families at Purdue University focuses on improving the quality of life for families and strengthening the capacity of families to provide nurturing environments for their members. They work on various projects throughout the year in an effort to achieve their mission of initiating and integrating outreach, teaching, and research activities that support families.

Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of the Center for Productive Longevity is to stimulate the substantially increased utilization of workers 55 and older.

Center for Work and Family at Boston College
Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work & Family is committed to enhancing the quality of life of today’s workforce by providing leadership for the integration of work and life, an essential for individual, organizational, and community success. Our vision is that companies and communities will work together to ensure their mutual prosperity and the well being of employees and their families.

Center for Work Life Policy
The Center for Work-Life Policy undertakes research and works with employers to design, promote, and implement workplace policies that increase productivity and enhance personal/family well-being.

Civic Ventures
Civic Ventures is a think tank and an incubator, generating ideas and inventing programs to help society achieve the greatest return on experience.

Community, Family and Work Program/Brandeis University
The Community, Families & Work Program (CFWP) in the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University conducts methodologically innovative, policy-oriented research to enhance family well-being.

Corporate Voices for Working Families
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, Corporate Voices aims to improve the lives of all working families by developing and advancing innovative and sustainable policies that have bipartisan support built through collaboration among the private sector, government and other stakeholders.

Detours&OnRamps
Detours&OnRamps offers one-day conferences where parents returning to work can find practical solutions, resources, and networking opportunities.

Experience Wave
The Experience Wave is a project supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies that advances federal and state policies that will make it easier for mid-life and older adults to stay engaged in work and community life.

eWorkPlace
eWorkPlace is a state-sponsored program for Twin Cities metro area employers. Some free resources to site visitors

Families and Work Institute
Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit center dedicated to providing research for living in today’s changing workplace, changing family and changing community. Their work tackles issues in four major areas: the workforce and workplace; education, care and community; parenting; and youth development.

Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is part of a newly formed national research network, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, to investigate workplace policy innovations that might promote the health of employees and their families.

Institute for Workplace Innovation, University of Kentucky
The Institute for Workplace Innovation (iWin) is dedicated to conducting research on the complex intersections of the changing workforce, the changing economy and organizational effectiveness to improve workplace productivity, economic development and employee well-being. iWin bridges the gap between academic research and innovative solutions by translating the most current research into applicable tools and resources for workplaces, policy makers and employees.

Labor Project for Working Families
Since 1992, the Labor Project for Working Families has been partnering with unions, union members, community based organizations and other activists to promote better work and family policies and programs, including paid family leave, child care, elder care and flexible work schedules.

MetLife Mature Market Institute
The MetLife Mature Market Institute is the company’s information and policy resource center on issues related to aging, retirement, long-term care and the 50+ marketplace.

MIT Workplace Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The MIT Workplace Center was founded in July 2001 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They are the first Sloan Foundation center to focus on the workplace, following a number of successful centers focused on the study of working families. All of these centers deal with issues facing dual-career middle class families, and MIT’s is the first to combine research on work and family with experimental models for change in selected workplaces.

MomsRising
MomsRising is working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America.

Mothers and More
Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

ParentsWork
ParentsWork is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of Illinois parents and grandparents dedicated to ensuring that we all have the time, resources and support we need to care for our children and families.

Telecommute Connecticut
Establish a telecommuting program. Some free resources for site visitors; free consulting for Connecticut businesses.

The Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College
The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College is a research center committed to developing a research agenda focused on aging and work in the 21st century; engaging the broader business community in the adoption, implementation, and utilization of flexible work options for older workers; impacting public discussion about aging and work; and becoming the premier source of quality information about flexible work options for older workers

The Conference Board Mature Workforce Initiative
The Conference Board Mature Workforce Initiative is committed to helping employers engage and develop mature employees within the rapidly changing multigenerational workplace.

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Boston College
The Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network serves a global community interested in work and family research by providing resources and building knowledge. Current, credible, and comprehensive, the Network targets the information needs of academics and researchers, workplace practitioners, state public policy makers, and interested individuals.

When Work Works
When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of workforce effectiveness and workplace flexibility as strategies to enhance businesses’ competitive advantage in the global economy and yield positive business results. When Work Works is a project of Families and Work Institute (FWI).

Work Life Law, Center of UC Hastings College of Law
The Center for WorkLife Law is a research and advocacy center that seeks to eliminate employment discrimination against mothers and other family caregivers such as adult children of aging parents.

Workplace Flexibility 2010
Workplace Flexibility 2010 is a campaign to support the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility. By the year 2010, they hope to have helped develop consensus-based policy solutions that work for business and families.

City/State-Sponsored Telework Programs

telework! VA
A state-wide program to reduce commuter trips, the telework VA site includes e-learning tools.

Telecommute Connecticut
A state-wide program, offering a cost-benefit analysis calculator and other resources for employers and employees.

Denver – Ride Arrangers
Resources include a telework toolkit and case studies.

Commuter Challenge
An initiative of enterpriseSeattle, Commuter Challenge offers sample documents including teleworker agreements, a selection tool, a teleworker proposal kit, a telework policy template.

Other Resources
Telework.gov
Clean Air Partners
– teleworking toolkit

 


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