About the WorkLife Initiative

In February 2006, at the recommendation of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, President James Wagner commissioned the WorkLife Initiative Task Force to participate in the University’s cross-cutting strategic theme “Creating Community-Engaging Society.” Task force members from across the campus met over the past eighteen months to consider a wide range of practices, programs, and processes that sustain individuals and families within a University environment. In keeping to the theme of engaged reciprocity, our  goal was to further enhance Emory as a community that embraces a culture of joy and provides opportunities for both the University and its people to thrive.

Fortunately, Emory has an excellent foundation in its natural environment and faculty, staff, and students who are dedicated to living full, creative lives. The Report of the WorkLife Initiative Task Force highlights these examples as well as examines institutional policies, practices, and programs that affect the work-life experience of faculty, staff, and students, especially in changing the needs and expectations in today’s society.