Brownells – voted five times as Poweshiek County, Iowa’s best employer – is proud to announce it has earned the 2014 Work-Life Seal of Distinction from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress.

Brownells’ Human Resources department has worked toward the Seal of Distinction for two years, taking a series of classes and exams, and implementing various programs at Brownells.

“The process started a couple of years ago, and goes along with Pete Brownell’s vision for all our employees to succeed personally,” said Brownells President Matt Buckingham. “Receiving this seal demonstrates that Brownells uses best practices to help our people achieve personal success, and success for the business. It’s a really nice achievement and shows the hard work and dedication of our Human Resources employees, too.”

To earn the seal, Brownells had to offer programs for its employees in all the areas required by the AWLP, including caring for dependents, health and wellness, paid and unpaid time off, financial support, community involvement, culture change and workplace flexibility.

“The most recent programs we’ve added are the flex program, offering flexible working hours, and the road to retirement program,” said Buckingham.

Brownells is among only 66 organizations to earn the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. Others receiving the award include Johnson & Johnson, Texas Instruments, Northrup Grumman Corp., Delta Air Lines, Yale University and Principal Financial Group.

“This shows Brownells is fulfilling our obligation to be an employer of choice,” said Buckingham.

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