WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces
                                                             2014 Seal of Distinction Award Winners
                                       Emory University Recognized for Outstanding Work-Life Program


WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2014 — WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that Emory University has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. Emory University is one of 66 organizations to be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Awards Luncheon at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.


Begun in 2012, the AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:

• Caring for dependents
• Health and wellness
• Workplace flexibility
• Financial support for economic security
• Paid and unpaid time off
• Community involvement
• Transforming organizational culture


"This year’s Work-Life Seal of Distinction honorees are an impressive group of employers that clearly understand the business value of investing in the people who do the work," said Kathie Lingle, WLCP, executive director, WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. "It is especially noteworthy that a growing proportion of recipients come from relatively small enterprises across all sectors and a wide variety of industries. This trend underscores AWLP’s premise that work-life effectiveness contributes to every organization’s overall success, not just the big, well-resourced ones."


This year’s winners represent a variety of industries — including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals — and hail from 20 states and the District of Columbia. The 2014 list includes 24 new companies and shows 21 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, four companies with international headquarters are winners: BASF, Germany; Pearson, United Kingdom; Sanofi, France; and Takeda, Japan.


Here is the complete list of 2014 Seal of Distinction winners:*


A.T. Kearney
Acxiom Corp.
AgStar Financial Services, ACA
Alston & Bird LLP
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Brown University
Brownells' Inc.
Caterpillar Inc. Building Construction Products Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Delta Air Lines
Discovery Communications
Dow Corning
Emory University
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Franklin International
George Mason University
Hawaii National Bank
Johns Hopkins University & Health System
Johnson & Johnson
LifeCare Inc.
Marriott International
Mecklenburg EMS Agency
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Monsanto Co.
National Security Agency
New York Stock Exchange
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Old National Bancorp
Oregon State University
Ozarks Electric Cooperative
Paul Hastings LLP
Principal Financial Group
Prudential Financial
Ryan LLC
Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers
Southwest Research Institute
Texas Instruments
The George Washington University
The University of Iowa
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of Agriculture
University at Buffalo
University of Arizona
University of California, Davis
University of Southern California
WellStar Health System
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Workplace Options
Yale University


*Note: One organization has chosen to remain anonymous.

See a list of past Seal of Distinction winners.