ERIC Number: ED376315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Work and Family Resource Kit.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This kit is designed to help employers understand the range of family needs emerging in the workplace and the numerous options for a company response. An introduction discusses the need for child care services, dependent care problems, and how employers respond and benefit. Sections address the following: selecting the right option in relation to corporate culture, employees' needs, and community resources; benefits, leaves, and services, including flexible benefits, maternity and family leave, personal leave time, work/family responsive services, and supervisor training; alternative work schedules, including flexitime, voluntary reduced time, part-time work, job sharing, phased retirement, and flexiplace; and dependent care options, such as on-site or near-site child care centers, consortium centers, resource and referral for child care, vouchers, discounts, programs for part-time or emergency care, sick-child care, and elder care services. Eighteen references and 53 resources are listed. The kit also provides a state-of-the-art review of the options, including for each a description, factors to consider, advantages, and disadvantages. The options are as follows: job sharing, flexitime, flexible leave policies, compressed workweek, part-time employment, flexiplace/telecommuting, voluntary reduced worktime, and telephone access. Information on implementing child care program options covers alternative work schedules, steps in developing them, advantages and disadvantages, and technical assistance needed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Education, Career Education, Day Care, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Life, Family Work Relationship, Flexible Working Hours, Fringe Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Job Sharing, Leaves of Absence, Part Time Employment, Personnel Policy, Quality of Working Life, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.