The Families and Work Institute (FWI)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that identifies and studies trends in the changing workforce, families and communities—will recognize individuals and employers for their efforts Sept. 19, 2012, at the 2012 Work Life Legacy Award dinner in New York City.
New this year is the Work Life Legacy Military Awards, which are given to employers who have made significant contributions in supporting U.S. military personnel as they and their families transition to the civilian workplace. Recipients are Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Citi, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and USAA.
“With more than 2 million military veterans expected to transition to the civilian workforce by 2016,” FWI stated in a news release, “it is imperative that we recognize and share best employer practices.”
Honorable mentions go to Deloitte LLP, General Electric Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., and Verizon Communications. Additionally, 11 organizations will be highlighted in the Work Life Legacy Award Commemorative Journal. They are Bank of America, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Capital One Financial Corp., Cardinal Health, Care.com, Cornell University, Deutsche Bank AG, FINRA, Merck, Northrop Grumman Corp. and University of Phoenix.
This will be the eighth year FWI will present the Chris C. Kjeldsen Work Life Legacy Award for extraordinary contributions by a work-life practitioner, leader and innovator. The 2012 award goes to Laura J. Yung, vice president, human capital management, benefits and wellness, at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The Work Life Legacy Awards, for “changing the conversation about work life” will go to Leslie A. Perlow, Ph.D., of the Harvard Business School, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, J.D., D.Phil., professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University.
The dinner will be preceded by an afternoon seminar, Hot Issues in Work Life, featuring speakers Perlow and Slaughter, as well as Admiral Michael Mullen and Deborah Mullen.