National Work and Family Month

National Work & Family Month is an education campaign led by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress, AWLP, an affiliate of WorldatWork, to raise awareness among employers about the value of work-life effectiveness as a business imperative.

This campaign is supported by President Obama, who released a statement  acknowledging the difficulty of juggling work and family responsibilities.  He encourages employers to implement practices such as "telework, paid leave, and alternative work schedules."

In March 2010, President and First Lady Obama hosted the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility This event brought small business owners, business leaders, policy experts, workers and labor leaders together with senior administration officials to share ideas about making the workplace a more flexible, family-friendly environment.