H.Res. 768: Expressing support for the designation of the month of October as "National Work and Family Month"

H.Res. 768

Expressing support for the designation of the month of October as "National Work and Family Month"

Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

Date
October 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 768 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on September 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 768 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the designation of "National Work and Family Month";
• "Recognizes the importance of balancing work and family to job productivity and healthy families;
• "Recognizes that an important job characteristic is a work schedule that allows employees to spend time with families;
• "Supports the goals and ideals of "National Work and Family Month", and urges public officials, employers, employees, and the general public to work together to achieve more balance between work and family; and
• "Requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe "National Work and Family Month" with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, a 2008 report by the Families and Work Institute entitled the National Study of the Changing Workforce, employees with a high level of work-life integration are, compared to employees with moderate or low levels of work-life integration, more highly engaged and less likely to look for a new job in the next year, and enjoy better overall health, better mental health, and lower levels of stress.