ERIC Number: ED409488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Working Women Count Honor Roll Report. What Works! A Selection of Programs and Policies That Make Work Better.
Spalter-Roth, Roberta M.
This report describes the programs of 440 organizations that constitute the "First Honor Roll Class" by virtue of having initiated innovative and effective programs and policies to improve the lives of working women. The models described in the report represent a cross-section of the Honor Roll. These programs and initiatives are divided into four categories: improving pay and provide health and pension benefits; promoting a family-friendly workplace; valuing women by preventing discrimination and providing training and career advancement; and having multiple goals. Following an introduction and description of the Honor Roll program, the report is divided into three sections that address the three main areas of concern that the models address. The section on pay and benefits reports that women believed pay and benefits should result in economic security and that improving pay scales and health insurance were two of their top priorities for workplace change. The section on balancing work and family reports that women felt finding affordable child care remained a problem and that paid sick leave, vacation time, and family leave were insufficient to meet family needs. The section on respect and opportunity on the job reports women said they experienced discrimination and wanted more on-the-job training and a greater change for career advancement. Appendix I presents more models in each category. Appendix II lists all members of the "First Honor Roll Class" and Partners for Change. Address, contact name/number, organization type, and program name are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Family Work Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Models, On the Job Training, Organizational Climate, Personnel Policy, Program Development, Program Implementation, Salaries, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Wages, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.