Tag: workplace

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VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.


Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies awarded Virginia Fairness Accreditation

Equality Virginia has recognized five Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies – Altria, Capital One, CarMax, Dominion, and Genworth – for their commitment to making Virginia’s business climate conducive to economic success by encouraging and supporting diversity in the workplace.


Jon Freeman named VMI men’s soccer coach

Jon Freeman has been named the 10th head coach for the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer program in an announcement made Monday afternoon by athletic director Dave Diles.


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LGBT equality in Virginia-based companies detailed in new report

The Human Rights Campaign released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 25 in Virginia.


Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents These Shining Lives

Mary Baldwin College continues the 2014-2015 arts season with the These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.


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Twelve Charlottesville residents to graduate from GO Driver Program

On Monday, 12 Charlottesville residents will graduate from the GO Driver Program, a one-month training program that prepares city residents for a career with Charlottesville Area Transit.


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Virginia employers honored for championing disability employment

Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.


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Kaine joins Supreme Court brief in pregnancy discrimination case

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 126 other members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Peggy Young.


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Governor McAuliffe sets September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:


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Attorney general asks Supreme Court for expedited review on marriage equality case

As requested by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Commonwealth of Virginia has filed its response to a motion by the Clerk of Prince William County to stay the 4th Circuit’s ruling regarding marriage equality.


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Mark Herring statement on marriage ruling

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to issue a stay of its ruling affirming that Virginia’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Unless the Supreme Court issues its own stay, which it has done in nearly identical pending cases, Virginia’s marriage ban will end on August 20.


business

McAuliffe announces 800 new jobs for Arlington County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, will invest $149.7 million in a new headquarters operation to support the company’s next-generation workplace plans and accommodate its growing global requirements.


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How to get and keep attention, support from women

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. Democrats and Republicans alike are courting women voters — Republicans are working as hard as they can to shed their anti-woman image stemming from the 2012 election cycle, while Democrats are working equally hard to shine as the party that fully supports women’s equality.


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Survey: Absenteeism, decreased productivity due to employee stress

A new survey of economic stress and financial wellness in the American workplace reveals that significantly more employees are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and that financial stress is a substantial and growing contributor to absenteeism and decreased productivity.


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Randy Forbes: Trading potholes for progress

As the snow thaws to warmer months, new potholes and signs of road deterioration are certain to appear on our daily commutes. Although this is the reality of a harsh winter, it also serves as a reminder of how quickly our transportation and infrastructure can wither.


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Blog: No more backsliding on women’s issues

We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a study by journalist Maria Shriver and the Washington think tank Center for American Progress, American women are at risk of “backsliding” from their achievements in rights and opportunities over the past half-century.


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Kaine urges President Obama for executive order protecting LGBT workers

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined more than 175 Senators and Representatives to write a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to issue an executive order banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


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Tim Kaine announces Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Rob Portman announced the formation of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus, co-chaired by Kaine and Portman, will focus on improving and strengthening access to career and technical education.


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Chris Graham: Marriage equality now the law of the land?

Virginia is hardly the leader of the pack in the area of marriage equality, but maybe we can be an interesting bellwether. Just as the state’s votes for Barack Obama for president in 2008 and 2012 broke the Solid South politically, maybe today’s move by Attorney General Herring can ignite a wave of change in the South regarding the last remaining civil rights issue of our time.


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Gov. McAuliffe signs Executive Order No. 1 prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 1 at the Capitol of Virginia on Saturday, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in Virginia state government.


Nan Russell: Dueling frames

Like dueling pianos competing for attention at Jellyrolls, a fun piano bar on the Boardwalk at Walt Disney World, the digital frames in my office are competing as well. To my right sits a frame all about “the girls.” Random granddaughter pictures culled from the last four years since my elevation to Nana status: babyhood, […]


Winning at Working: Herd mentality

Booths featuring products and services related to employee engagement, mobile learning, global performance, and results measurement were overflowing with conference attendees as I walked the trade show at a national conference where I was speaking. Just a few years ago the magnets were initiatives like total quality management, six sigma, diversity, work-life-balance, and customer driven. […]