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Burgerville Honored for Dedication to Employees and Innovative Workplace Practices
Date:3/11/2008

Receives National Best Practices Honor from American Psychological

Association

VANCOUVER, Wash., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Burgerville, a chain of 39 quick service restaurants located throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, has been presented with a national Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association (APA). Burgerville was recognized for its implementation of numerous programs that promote employee health and well-being including a comprehensive health care plan that is unmatched by quick service chains of its size. These practices are an example of employee health and safety, one component of a psychologically healthy workplace.

Burgerville's decision to introduce an expanded health care plan came after an employee survey revealed affordable health care coverage as the number one concern among workers. In 2006, the company unveiled a health care plan for hourly workers who have been with Burgerville for more than six months and work an average of at least 20 hours per week. Burgerville pays 95 percent of the premiums for employees and their dependents. With the security of health care coverage, Burgerville employees enjoy peace of mind knowing they can take care of themselves and their families, which further strengthens their commitment to the organization and its values.

"Our commitment to employee health care comes from the knowledge that happier, healthier employees stay longer, feel a stronger tie to the company, and are more productive in their daily work," said Jeff Harvey, president and CEO of Burgerville. "Our employees are our most important asset and directly impact our success as a company and the contribution we make to our communities. We are deeply appreciative of the APA for recognizing our efforts. It is our expectation that this recognition of our approach to a creating a psychologically healthy workplace will inspire others to think about their peop
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