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AASWOMEN Newsletter for October 09, 2015

9 Oct 2015, 18:56 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for October 09, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of October 09, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, Elysse Voyer & Heather FlewellingThis week's issues:1. Parental Leave Policies 2.02. Woman Astronomer of the Month: Joan Schmelz3. Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook4. Announcing Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers5. What fewer women in STEM means for their mental health6. Job Opportunities7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. Access to Past Issues1. Parental Leave Policies 2.0From: Ed Bertschinger via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comThe US remains the only developed country that has no national policy or law providing for paid parental leave. As a result, a plethora of different policies are utilized by employers and organizations. Several years ago the CSWA began a useful list of parental leave policies at astronomical institutions. Readers unfamiliar with this will find it interesting to compare their institution with others. The vast array of different policies offers an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of different leave policies. Which policies promote employee well being and success? Which are the best for recruiting, retaining, and advancement of all workers? Which policies do employees most like? Do policies exacerbate ...

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