Seminole State named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Written by: Emily Hollingshead
Seminole State College of Florida has earned a Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) award for 2020. By offering employees exceptional commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence, Seminole State makes a positive impact on employee lives and the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road and promoting alternative means of travel.
“Being designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters is more than just a title; our awardees stand behind their commitment to provide comprehensive commuter programs,” said Julie Bond, program manager at Best Workplaces for Commuters. “Besides being a leader in the nation’s evolving transportation landscape, BWC members are better able to recruit and retain talent, save on overhead costs, and be more environmentally sustainable.”
The College is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have committed to employee-provided commuter benefits that result in at least 14 percent of their employee base not driving alone to work within a 12-month period. Seminole State offers employees several commuter benefit options, including:
- No cost parking
- Compressed work weeks during the summer
- Free LYNX bus access (also available to students)
- Telecommuting for applicable positions
“Seminole State is committed to our employees’ work-life balance,” said Mae Ashby, associate vice president of Human Resources at Seminole State. “These programs, including the ability to telework, are important now more than ever before. We appreciate this recognition."
The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The National Standard of Excellence from which the award draws its criteria was created by the National Center for Transit Research and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program promotes non-driving commuting of employees and offers a range of support services, information and training to designated organizations.
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu
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