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USC wins national workplace award

Association rewards university’s employee wellness offerings

USC is one of four workplaces across the country to receive the American Psychological Association (APA) Healthy Workplace Award, to be formally awarded March 8 in Washington, D.C.

The university’s comprehensive employee wellness offerings were rewarded, as well as USC’s Center for Work and Family Life, which serves as a hub for many programs and services to help faculty, staff and their families find and preserve a healthy work/life balance.

John Gaspari, the center’s executive director, noted that USC won an award from the APA last year as well, for best practices, adding that this award is more encompassing, as it “not only recognizes our good work in supporting the health and well-being of our faculty and staff, but serves as an important focal point for ensuring the continued integration of business imperatives with humane business practices.”

Among other services, the Center for Work and Family Life publishes a blog on all topics related to the workplace. This month’s subject is  “Managing March Mad-ness.”

Other winners of this year’s national Healthy Workplace Award: St. Luke’s (Minnesota), Certified Angus Beef (Ohio) and Tasty Catering (Illinois).

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