Community Policy Forums

The national policy debate around workplace flexibility typically happens within the confines of Washington, DC. Workplace Flexibility 2010 seeks to bring the perspectives of local and state agencies and governments, business, unions, and advocacy groups to that national policy dialogue — to ensure that policymakers in Washington are informed by the way employers and employees are actually approaching flexibility on the ground. Specifically, we are seeking insight into –

  • What is the current level of need for flexibility, as experienced at the local level?
  • Is that need being addressed adequately today by private and/or public policies?
  • What role should government play — at the local, state, and/or national level — in supporting flexibility?

In an effort to answer these questions, Workplace Flexibility 2010 hosted a series of community policy forums across the country from November 2007 through November 2009. These forums provided an opportunity for meaningful dialogue on how workplace flexibility can be achieved in a manner that works for both employers and employees — on local, state and national levels. Through these discussions, Workplace Flexibility 2010 will bring the insights of local and state leaders back to the broader national policy conversation on workplace flexibility — and reflect the importance of this issue back to members of Congress from key communities across the country.

Workplace Flexibility 2010's Community Policy Forums took place in the following cities: