Palomar and Partners to Be Recognized for Family Positive Policies


The Potts Family Foundation will recognize Oklahoma companies and organizations at the 2019 OK Certified Family Positive Workplace Awards Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association Banquet Room, 420 E. Britton Road in Oklahoma City.

The Family Positive Workplace (FPW) is one of the Potts Family Foundation’s newest programs, incubated several years ago in coordination with the Oklahoma Family Positive Workplace Council, The Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Sunbeam Family Services and other partners.

The goal of the awards ceremony is to recognize Oklahoma businesses that have implemented, through their internal policies and procedures, family positive practices that better support their employee base. The most common policy examples include flexible leave and work schedules, child care expense assistance and paid time off for volunteer work.

“The research of the outcomes of employers implementing FPW policies is extensive and quite strong” Knutson said. “Businesses that have family positive workplace policies in place have an easier time in both attracting new employees and retaining existing employees, and they experience increased productivity, loyalty and improved morale.”

We congratulate these businesses and hope they will strengthen their bottom lines while improving workplace productivity.” said Paula Koos, Chair of the Family Positive Workplace Council and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Child Care Resource and Referral Association.

Companies that will receive awards are:

4RKids; Brief Media; Camp Fire Green Country; Cimarron Council, Boy Scouts of America; Citizens Bank of Edmond; Compsource Mutual Insurance Company; Dal-Tile Muskogee; Explorer Pipeline; Fractionation Research Inc.; Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma Inc.; Jasco Products LLC; Key Personnel; La Luz Organization; and LawnAmerica.

Also; Leonardo’s Children’s Museum; Matrix Service Company; McClain-Garvin County Youth and Family Center Inc; MCSG Technologies; MSCI Inc.; Oklahoma City Zoo; Oklahoma Department of Labor; Oklahoma Department of Transportation; and Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center.

And; ReMerge of Oklahoma County Inc.; Security National Bank of Enid; Sunbeam Family Services; Thayne A Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center; The Boeing Company; The Denny Price Family YMCA; Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust; Tulsa Community Foundation; and Youth At Heart.