ERIC Number: ED417033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Work and Family Programs in Texas State Agencies.
Texas Work and Family Clearinghouse, Austin.
A survey of work and family policies in state-supported organizations in Texas was conducted for the Texas Workforce Commission's Work and Family Clearinghouse. Survey questions addressed the prevalence, perceived need, and future direction of dependent care programs and flexible work arrangements (FWA). Key findings in dependent care include: (1) 30 percent of respondents report some form of dependent care program outside of those regularly provided to all state employees; (2) eleven percent offer on-site child care; (3) 17 percent provide resource and/or referral service for child care services; and (4) commonly cited barriers to the promotion and expansion of dependent care programs included resource limitations and questions centering on the legislative authority of state-supported organizations to provide these services to employees. Key findings in FWA arrangements include: (1) more than 80 percent of respondents offer some FWA with flex-time most commonly available; (2) compressed workweeks available in 34 percent of organizations; (3) telecommuting available in 25 percent; and (4) barriers to the promotion and expansion of FWA's are primarily legislative with many respondents citing sections of Article IX which place some restrictions on telecommuting, supervision concerns and small staff size. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Workforce Commission, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Work and Family Clearinghouse, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas