ERIC Number: ED342470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Balancing Work Responsibilities and Family Needs: The Federal Civil Service Response. A Report Concerning Significant Actions of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. A Report to the President and the Congress of the United States.
Merit Systems Protection Board, Washington, DC.
This report examines actions of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in providing leadership to several of the government's human resource management programs in the work and family benefits area. It reviews employee benefit programs that help civilian federal workers balance their work responsibilities and personal needs. Programs reviewed are those in the areas of: (1) child care; (2) elder care; (3) alterative work schedules; (4) part-time employment and job sharing; (5) flexible workplaces, or "flexiplaces"; (6) leave sharing programs; and (7) flexible or "cafeteria" benefits plans. The role and responsibilities of federal agencies in implementing programs in each area are addressed. Also examined are ways in which the federal government can improve its status as a model employer in the work and family benefits area. The report concludes with several recommendations for improving the government's attractiveness as an employer in a reasonable, fiscally responsible manner. Appended are 99 endnotes, which include references, and a letter from the Director of the Office of Personnel Management with comments on the report. (GLR)
Descriptors: Employee Responsibility, Employer Employee Relationship, Employer Supported Day Care, Federal Government, Flexible Working Hours, Fringe Benefits, Government Employees, Job Sharing, Labor Relations, Labor Turnover, Leadership, Part Time Employment, Personnel Needs, Recruitment
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 (Stock No. 062-000-00028-7, $6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Merit Systems Protection Board, Washington, DC.