The Roundup will be brought to you in July and August by the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization for interdisciplinary work and family academics. The WFRN welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility delivered to your inbox on Monday and Thursday. In the fall, the WFRN will launch its new website which will include a News Feed among other features. We hope that you will get involved as a member and by posting the latest news. Questions?

Today’s News Roundup includes a couple interpretations of a survey just released by the Families and Work Institute as well as an article on the alluring flexibility of government jobs.

Today’s News Roundup includes a feature on the tenability of flexible work arrangements in a recession and a report on how the economic crisis is locking older and younger workers in a competition for jobs.

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles on the need for many older workers to remain in the workforce and news of the early success of a paid family leave proposal in the Minnesota State Legislature. 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the significance of workplace ‘sabbaticals’ and an article on the progress of a parental leave bill in Colorado.

Today’s News Roundup includes a feature on the newly established Council on Women and Girls that has workplace flexibility in its purview and a report on how the recession is affecting maternity leave.

Today's News Roundup includes a survey that reveals the increasing value of work-life balance as well as a report on the flexible careers of travelling nurses.

Today's News Roundup includes several articles on paid family leave and a discussion about telecommuting in a recession.

Today's News Roundup includes coverage of an effort at University of Chicago to expand workplace flexibility and an article on how the economic recession might influence work-life balance.