Family Positive Workplace

Employers are recognizing that employees are the critical difference between good businesses and great businesses. Employees are increasingly being viewed as whole people, with lives outside of the workplace.

By taking steps in creating a Family Positive Workplace environment, businesses increase employee loyalty and morale and contribute to families raising children who will become better students, employees, and citizens. Businesses that provide such practices to strengthen their community image, boost recruitment, retain their workforce, improve productivity, and help to raise the bar for other businesses.

Become part of this movement and join others in changing business practices to better our families and community.

Family Positive Workplace Certification is a way to differentiate your company and showcase it as a place where employees are supported.  Certification is helpful in recruiting and retaining employees and creating a workplace that invests in your employees by caring about the needs of their families.  Policies and promote work-life balance increase employee loyalty and have a positive impact on communities as a whole.

We welcome and encourage any and all companies to apply!  There is no definition of “family” within this program. We know families come in all shapes and sizes as do companies and organizations.

 
Please visit http://www.ok25by25.org to find more detailed application information and fill out the online application. For questions or more information, please contact Linda Turner at (405) 486-4955.
 
 
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* 1. Business Name

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* 2. # of Employees

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* 3. Contact Person

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* 4. Street Address

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* 5. City

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* 6. State

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* 7. Zip

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* 8. E-Mail Address

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* 9. Phone:

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* 10. Type of Business:

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* 11. Check the Workplace Flexibility options your business provides

Please choose to answer EITHER the "Vacation, Sick or other Leave" section OR the "Paid/Personal Time Off (PTO)" Section

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* 12. If your company provides Vacation, Sick or other leave, check the options your business provides

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* 13. If your company provides Personal Leave (PTO), check the options your business provides

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* 14. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Health)

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* 15. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Dental)

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* 16. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Vision)

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* 17. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Disability)

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* 18. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Life)

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* 19. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Voluntary Insurance Programs)

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* 20. Check the Employee Benefit options your business provides (Additional Benefits)

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* 21. Check the Other Family Positive Benefits your business provides

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* 22. Check the Parental /Family Resources your business provides

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* 23. Other Family Positive Workplace Practices that your business provides:

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* 24. What made you and your organization want to initiate and become certified in Family Positive Policies?

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* 25. Have Family Positive Policies improved staff morale, given employees flexibility or increased the value of your staff benefit package? If so, please explain. 

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* 26. Please provide any testimonials you’ve received from employees since implementing Family Positive Policies.  If possible, give us two or three employee comments.

To receive points for early childhood literature for employees, employers may bring early childhood information to attention of their employees through lunch & learn classes, speakers, articles, books, videos, and other resources. Examples include discussing and distributing information at company meetings, including articles in company newsletter etc. These may be obtained from a local family resource center or other family-oriented agencies or organizations. Please visit http://www.ok25by25.org to find more detailed information and resources.
In addition to the above criteria, employers might consider the following policies and practices what would align well with the Potts Family Foundation's OK25by25 initiative, supporting FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, PRE-BIRTH TO FIVE. (www.ok25by25.org)

1. Support local backpack programs and other back-to-school projects
2. Maintain an internal food pantry program for employees working at or below the poverty line.
3. Offer wages that start at or above $12.07 an hour.
4. Have a confidential employee assistance program that will assist employees in registering for additional Food Assistance like SNAP, reduced school lunch programs, etc.
5. Check into arranging a tuition discount program with a local college or university.
6. Sponsor and encourage employees to attend school reading nights, math nights, science and other after-school programs.
7. Offer free flu shots to the family regardless of if they are on your health plan or not. 
8. Offer pre-natal and/or post-birth counseling as part of your employee wellness program.
9. Provide information for free or reduced-cost vaccinations for families.

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* 27. Agreement and Signature
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if my business is accepted as a Certified Workplace, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in disqualification for the recognition.

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* 28. Signature

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* 29. Date

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This document may be reviewed and revised on a scheduled basis and as deemed appropriate and necessary with or without notice by the Family Positive Workplace Council. 

Please visit http:www.ok25by25.org to find more detailed application information and fill out the online application. For questions or more information, please contact Linda Turner at (405) 486-4955.  Thank you!

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