USC Wins Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award
University of Southern California is proud to receive the 2014 Seal of Distinction Award from WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress. This award is a true testament to our robust work-life programs and initiatives.
February 11, 2014, Washington D.C.
USC Awarded Work-Life Seal of Distinction;
Center for Work and Family Life Proud of It's Part in Creating Work-Life Excellence at USC
WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that University of Southern California has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. University of Southern California is one of 66 organizations to be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Awards Luncheon at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.
USC’s Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) played a key role in the university’s win, but CWFL Executive Director John Gaspari says the award recognizes the whole university.
“For nearly 35 years, USC has demonstrated a steady commitment to assisting its faculty and staff integrate their work and personal lives through its policies, programs and personnel practices,” Gaspari notes.
Begun in 2012, the AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:
- Caring for dependents
- Health and wellness
- Workplace flexibility
- Financial support for economic security
- Paid and unpaid time off
- Community involvement
- Transforming organizational culture.
"This year’s Work-Life Seal of Distinction honorees are an impressive group of employers that clearly understand the business value of investing in the people who do the work," said Kathie Lingle, WLCP, executive director, WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress.
This year’s winners represent a variety of industries — including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals — and hail from 20 states and the District of Columbia. The 2014 list includes 24 new companies and shows 21 companies returning to the list from previous years.
About WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress®
WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work & Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP®) designation in 2007.