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Southwest Research Institute receives 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction

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San Antonio — January 17, 2017 — Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has received the 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction award for the fourth consecutive year from WorldatWork, an international nonprofit human resources association.

“Winning this award four years in a row recognizes the Institute’s commitment to providing an enriching workplace,” said Walt Downing, SwRI executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We support employee engagement, professional development, community involvement, health and wellness, and work-life balance for the well-being of our team.”

SwRI is one of 160 employers from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada to be honored for its outstanding approach to employee engagement and commitment to the well-being of its workforce. Industries represented include education, finance, government, health, law, and research and development. Seal of Distinction recipients will be recognized at the Celebrate Excellence Breakfast on May 9 at the 2017 Total Rewards Conference in Washington, D.C. Andrea Ybarra, SwRI’s work-life coordinator, will accept the award on behalf of the Institute.

“The Institute is committed to a workplace with technical opportunity and challenge, where employees can collaboratively create solutions to technical problems for clients around the world while balancing personal needs and interests,” said Tony Magaro, SwRI’s executive director of human resources.

WorldatWork initiated the Seal of Distinction award in 2012 to recognize companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices. The award is based on a number of factors including organizational resources, breadth of access, and leadership commitment.

For more information, contact Deb Schmid, (210) 522-2254, Communications Department, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238-5166.