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DAYTON, Ohio - Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton (NAMRU-D) was honored with the 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.
Phillip L. Parker, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce President, presented the award to NAMRU-D’s commanding officer, August 23. The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country who offer a variety of employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs.
“The support of NAMRU-D by the Dayton community has been tremendous. Together with our Air Force colleagues, local industry and academic collaborators, we are having a national impact,” said Captain Rees Lee, NAMRU-D commanding officer.
NAMRU-D was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement; opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Winners undergo a rigorous assessment that emphasizes the real-life experiences of employees and incorporates national benchmarks of employer practices from the National Study of Employers and the employee experiences from the National Study of the Changing Workforce. Two-thirds of an organization’s winning score is based on a survey of employees.
The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s), a national initiative helping employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible work environment.
NAMRU-D is a major Department of Defense medical research command and the home of the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory and the Environmental Health Effects Laboratory. As a subordinate command to the Naval Medical Research Center, NAMRU-D conducts aerospace medical and environmental health effects research to enhance warfighter health, safety, performance, and readiness. NAMRU-D conducts research to address identified Fleet needs, resulting in products and solutions ranging from basic knowledge, to fielded technologies.