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1 Unclassified Life-Work Balance Office of Diversity and Inclusion Plans and Policy (N134P)

2 Outline Life-Work Balance Surveys ( ) Task Force Life-Work ( ) Policy Changes and Initiatives ( ) Recognition Looking to the Future 2

3 Life-Work Balance Surveys ( ) 3

4 The Need to Focus on Life-Work Balance EnlistedOfficers Agree Neutral AnswerDisagreeAgree Neutral AnswerDisagree My career gets in the way of maintaining a personal life. 45%27%25%42%22%36% My career causes a significant amount of separation from my family. 65%18%16%63%17%20% Source: NPRST Navy-wide Personnel Survey. Comparable data from 2006, 2007 NPRST Personnel Quick Polls. Despite Overall Job Satisfaction, Life-Work Balance Issues Existed EnlistedOfficers Satisfied Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied Not SatisfiedSatisfied Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied Not Satisfied How satisfied are you with the Navy? 59%16%25%73%11%16%

5 Task Force Life-Work ( ) 5

6 Task Force Life/Work (TFLW) Established in 2007 Solicited 11,000+ Sailors worldwide on ideas and recommendations to improve Life-Work Balance Asked: What can the Navy do to remain your employer of choice? Quality of Life desires identified: 1. Geographic Stability 2. Alternative Work Options 3. Flexible Childcare 4. Pregnancy Support 6

7 Policy Changes and Initiatives ( ) 7

8 NAVY PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES: Navy Policy Initiatives TFLW QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES IDENTIFIED: Geographic Stability Alternative Work Options Flexible Childcare Pregnancy Support PREGNANCY SUPPORT and FLEXIBLE CHILDCARE: 10 days Paternity Leave 21 days Adoption Leave Partially Funded In Vitro Fertilization program 12 mo. Operational Deferment for new mothers 4 mo. Operational Deferment for new adoption mothers ALTERNATIVE WORK OPTIONS: Compressed Work Schedules Career Intermission Pilot Program Military Telework Instruction GEOGRAPHIC STABILITY: Detailing process adjustment Promotion board precepts highlight stability as career enhancement

9 Command-level Initiatives – Sea Duty Underway/Deployed: Preserve 1 day per week at Sea of Holiday Routine / No-Fly Day –Allows more rest time for Sailors to exercise, study, call/ family Ashore: USS DEWEY (DDG 105) conducts Fun Day Fridays –Physical Training from , Liberty Call at 1200 –Allows for exercise to be completed at work vice Sailors free time –Allows for Sailors to get a head start on weekend USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) conducts Career Enhancement Seminars –Crew members from different backgrounds (LDO, STA-21, ROTC, CPOs) telling their professional growth stories and how they achieved personal goals 9

10 Command-level Initiatives - Ashore Free child play area at MWR Athletic Facilities –Naval Air Station North Island –Naval Base Point Loma OPNAV, BUMED Telecommuting 10

11 Recognition 11

12 Results of Our Efforts FY 2012 Recognition Top 125 Training - Training Magazine Business Excellence in Work Place Flexibility - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation American Society for Training and Development - Excellence in Practice Human Capital Management Defense (HCMD) Award - Families and Work Institute 12

13 Looking to the Future 13

14 The 21 st Century Sailor Initiative 14 The Honorable Ray Mabus Secretary of the Navy We want to provide our Sailors and families with the tools needed to face the challenges of the 21st Century and to help Sailors preserve the skills and talents they bring to the fight. The Navy will continue to focus on balancing Life-Work


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