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Leading by Example: Workplace Flexibility

Lessons From State and Local Government
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On December 1, The New America Foundation and the Work-Life Policy Unit at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law hosted an event that highlighted state and local workplace flexibility practices. As a result of the Great Recession, there is a great deal of discussion around dinner tables and in Washington policy circles about policies to help families balance their work and family lives. Yet policy makers in Washington need not reinvent the wheel.  They can and should look to states and localities, America's laboratories of democracy, for ideas.

A distinguished panel of experts explored the benefits, challenges, and opportunities workplace flexibility offers to state and local governments as they strive to be employers-of-choice, and how such flexibility policy can inform debate on Capitol Hill. 

Participants

Featured Speakers
Marcy Karin
Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Work-Life Policy Unit
Arizona State University

Patricia Kempthorne
Founder & Executive Director
The Twiga Foundation

Martin Simon
Program Director
Workforce Development  Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division
National Governors Association

Moderator
David Gray
Director, Workforce and Family Program
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Event Photos

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