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A COMING OF AGE: WORK/LIFE AND FLEXIBILITY

June 15, 1999 Presentation
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes
Boston College Center for Work & Family


APPENDIX - POLICIES AND PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED BY BUSINESS WEEK STUDY PARTICIPANTS

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Flexibility/Time Off % of Companies
All Respondents
% of Companies
S&P
% of Companies
Non S&P
Flextime 80 74 90
Unpaid family leave beyond FMLA 78 71 90
Use of employee sick days to care for dep 67 57 84
Part-time work 65 69 58
Job sharing 52 57 42
Compressed work week 52 54 47
Flexplace (telecommuting) 39 43 32
Paid leave for adoptive parents 37 29 53
Paid maternity leave (beyond disability) 33 26 47
Paid paternity leave 32 26 42
Sabbaticals 17 17 16
Dependent Care
Pre-tax spending account (DCAP) 96 94 100
Child care information and referral 85 83 90
Elder care information and referral 80 74 90
Scholarships or educational assistance for dep 65 71 53
Financial assistance for adoptive parents 63 63 63
Nursing mother rooms 35 26 53
Emergency, back up or sick child care 33 17 63
On-site or near-site child care 32 17 58
Subsidies/vouchers for dependent care 24 17 37
Summer camp program 24 20 32
Dependent care travel reimbursement 19 14 26
School vacation care 17 9 32
After school care 15 9 26
Other Work/Family Services of Benefits
Health insurance for employees 98 97 100
Health insurance for families 98 97 100
Employee assistance program 96 97 95
Relocation services 80 83 74
Seminars on family issues 70 63 84
Flexible benefits plan 61 54 74
On-site fitness center 48 43 58
Support groups for family issues 44 43 47

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