Disability Rights Texas Receives WorldatWork Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 15, 2016

CONTACT:
Edie Surtees
Communications Director, Disability Rights Texas
512-407-2739
esurtees@drtx.org

Amy Hawkes Repke
Media Manager, WorldatWork
202-315-5514
amy.repke@worldatwork.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce that Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2016. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. DRTx is one of 116 organizations to be honored as a 2016 recipient. A Gala Awards Dinner will be held March 9 at the WorldatWork 2016 Future of Work Forum in New Orleans to celebrate all Seal of Distinction honorees.

“We are honored to receive this award because we have worked diligently to show our employees how much we value them and their commitment to our agency’s mission,” said Mary Faithfull, Executive Director of DRTx. “Our employees are passionate about their work, and they are the reason that DRTx is successful in getting justice for thousands of people with disabilities each year who have faced discrimination.”

Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction measures the overall strength of organizations’ worklife portfolio and success in creating positive work environments. Applicants are evaluated on work-life programs, policies and practices that meet the needs and challenges facing employees today.

 Caring for dependents
 Health and wellness
 Flexibility
 Financial support and education
 Paid and unpaid time off
 Community involvement
 Workforce experience and engagement

“We congratulate our 2016 recipients who represent a wide variety of industries, demonstrating that enhancing employee engagement and work-life effectiveness is a business imperative for organizations of all sizes and strengths. These organizations are the pinnacle of excellence in workplace strategies that enhance employees’ lives,” said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. Ruddy added, “By understanding the value of investing in their employees, each organization has taken a critical step toward future business success.”

This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals – and hail from 30 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2016 list includes 49 new companies and shows 67 companies returning to the list from previous years. In addition, 53 organizations have workplaces outside of the United States. To see a complete list of this year’s recipients, visit: WorldatWork.

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Disability Rights Texas (previously named Advocacy, Inc.) is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on total rewards strategies. Comprehensive total rewards strategies are designed to attract, motivate, engage and retain a productive workforce and ultimately, enhance organizational results.