The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s National Initiative on Workplace Flexibility has defined a compelling national agenda to make flexibility a standard of the American workplace – through increasing voluntary employer practices and building support for meaningful public policies. The Initiative has spurred a collaborative, innovative discourse – involving perspectives from business, government and academic research – to examine how practical public policies can ensure workplace flexibility addresses the needs of both employees and employers.
Workplace Flexibility 2010 is a public policy initiative based at Georgetown Law. Since 2003, it has worked to support the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility that works for both employees and business. Through systematic legal and policy research, Workplace Flexibility 2010 has created a deep, substantive knowledge base on the full range of workplace flexibility solutions – including flexible work arrangements, time off, and career flexibility. It has also engaged in meaningful dialogue with a politically diverse range of stakeholders – including business leaders, labor representatives and policymakers – to identify possibilities for agreement on commonsense workplace flexibility solutions.
The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. Its Workforce and Family Program develops and promotes innovative, market-oriented solutions to help Americans succeed in their work and family commitments.
The Sloan Work and Family Research Network is widely recognized as the premier online destination for current, credible, and comprehensive research and information on work and family issues. The Network serves a global community of academics, workplace practitioners, and state public policy makers. The Policy Briefing Series and the Mini-Briefs provide state legislators and their staff with unbiased data on work-family trends, as well as information about the policy implications of work and family issues and how these issues affect their constituents.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit, grant-making institution. Its Workplace, Work Force & Working Families program has funded a 15-year strategic initiative integrating empirical research on the challenges facing today's working families with effective business practices and practical public policy solutions. Its National Workplace Flexibility Initiative is a collaborative effort to make workplace flexibility a compelling national issue and a standard of the American workplace.