Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Work/Life Resource Center celebrates more than 20 years of serving U-M

The U-M Work/Life Resource Center (WLRC) is celebrating more than 20 years of promoting work/life balance at U-M.

Established in 1990 as the Family Care Resources Program, WLRC strives to meet its mission of helping the university provide an environment that is supportive of, and sensitive to, the healthy balance between work life and family/personal life by providing services and information that every university community member can use.

"It's exciting to be a member of the Work/Life Programs office and be able to provide 'just-in-time' information to our U-M colleagues who find themselves challenged by work/life balance issues," says Barb Mulay, WLRC Program Manager.

From its innovative Kids Kare at Home program to providing elder-care resources and information about flexible scheduling, the WLRC provides a wide array of services. Additional services include the Child Care Referral Service, Early Childhood Programs, and the Campus Child Care Homes Network.

WLRC is always looking for ways to provide useful family-friendly services. Two popular programs are the work/life balance conference "Connecting the Dots," which is geared to the U-M community, and the U-M Family Helpers program, which connects students with U-M colleagues in need of assistance for a variety of household tasks.

Information on all WLRC programs can be found at hr.umich.edu/worklife.