Iris Owen speaks to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

Iris Owen, CPA, supervisor,  had the opportunity to speak with Secretary Perez on the importance of workplace flexibility recently in Missoula!

I was genuinely inspired by Secretary Perez’s devotion to create better work environments and family friendly work policies.  It was obvious that he truly cares about creating paid leave at the federal level for America workers dealing with medical and other life responsibilities like parental leave and elder care.  He really listened to what everyone had to say and challenged us to spread the word and celebrate businesses in our communities who have family friendly work policies.”

-Iris Owen

Here is a snippet from the U.S. Department of Labor Blog…

“Iris Owen, an employee of accounting and business consulting company Anderson ZurMuehlen and a mother of twin 18-month-old girls, also shared her story during the roundtable. When her daughters were born with health complications, she said that was worried she would have to quit her job to take care of them. But instead of terminating her, the company worked to find an alternative, part-time work telework schedule that would accommodate both her work and family demands. Iris said that the flexibility of teleworking allows her to provide for her family yet never miss a doctor appointment with her daughters.”

Full article: Talking Flexible Workplaces in Montana: U.S. Department of Labor blog, October 29, 2015

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