In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County recognizes companies that support breastfeeding for their employees. The award given is based entirely on employees who responded to the workplace survey. The Snohomish Health District was awarded the Silver level this year for our continued work to provide a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.
This annual award was created by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County in 2017 and there are four tiers:
To achieve Silver level, the following criteria must be met:
A written policy is located with other policies, within a handbook or available upon request. The policy clearly supports legal break requirements, acknowledging need for flexibility in scheduling. It may be company-wide, but staff at all locations are included in the policy.
Meets accommodations from Bronze. In addition, the policy provides for a dedicated pumping space that may also be used for storage, or other "occasional" uses (not an office or meeting room that is routinely used).
Meets logistics accommodations from Bronze. Efforts have been made to provide flexibility beyond break time. Examples include: flexible start/end times, extended lunch break, flextime or job-sharing, telecommuting, work-from-home options, etc.
Meets community support accommodations from Bronze. Policy, or employer, details locations of support (e.g. local clinic/hospital, class, or breastfeedingsnoco.org)