MIOSHA Program Recognized for Exemplary Workplace Practices; MIOSHA Awarded the Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Sixth Year in a Row

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October 9, 2013 - The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is proud to announce that the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), an agency of LARA, was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for the sixth year in a row.

MIOSHA was one of 23 winners in Michigan, and the only government agency, recognized at an awards ceremony today sponsored by the Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (MISHRM) during the MISHRM 2013 State Conference at the DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This prestigious award honors organizations of all sizes and all types in Michigan and across the country that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and yield positive business results.

"We are very pleased that MIOSHA is again being recognized for their outstanding workplace practices," said LARA Deputy Director Stephanie Comai.  "MIOSHA provides an excellent example of how a public agency can create effective work practices to meet the needs of employees while providing the best service possible to their customers."

Applicants were evaluated in a rigorous two-step process, first comparing the employer's application to nationally representative data from Families and Work Institute's National Study of Employers, and then corroborating the employer responses through a survey of employees.

Each of the 2013 Sloan Award winners will be recognized nationally and will be featured in next year's edition of the Guide to Bold New Ideas for Making Work Work, co-published by Families and Work Institute and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award Michigan Winners are:  

  • Amerisure Insurance
  • BDO USA, LLP – Grand Rapids, MI – Kenmoor SE
  • BDO USA, LLP – Grand Rapids, MI – Ottawa
  • BDO USA, LLP – Kalamazoo, MI
  • BDO USA, LLP – Troy, MI
  • Deloitte LLP – Michigan
  • Dynamic Edge, Inc. – Ann Arbor, MI
  • E-IT Professionals Corp.
  • EDSI
  • Employees Only
  • Greenleaf Trust
  • Health Management Systems of America
  • Menlo Innovations LLC
  • Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter
  • Peckham, Inc.
  • ProtectCELL
  • Public Policy Associates, Inc.
  • Pure Visibility, Inc. – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ryan – Detroit, MI
  • Visteon Corporation

When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help organizations of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. When Work Works is one of the foremost providers of resources, rigorous research and best practices on workplace effectiveness and flexibility in the nation. The initiative administers the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility annually, which recognizes exemplary employers for using flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success.

Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom and provides insight and knowledge. As an action tank, FWI conducts numerous studies that put its research into action and then evaluates the results. Its purpose is to create research to live by. For more information about Families and Work Institute, visit www.familiesandwork.org.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about SHRM, visit www.shrm.org. 

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