Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
For the second consecutive year, Western University of Health Sciences has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
WesternU received recognition in two areas: Benefits & Compensation and Respect & Appreciation.
“There is a visible sense of family and community at Western University of Health Sciences,” said WesternU President Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “We cultivate this environment by recruiting and retaining top-notch employees who believe character in a student is as important as high grades.
“Our faculty and staff set an example to students by treating each other with respect, giving generously of their time in the community for charitable causes, and reaching across disciplines to work interprofessionally.”
WesternU demonstrates its respect and appreciation for employees in a variety of ways, including a holiday luncheon hosted by the president prior to the Christmas/Hanukkah break; signed thank-you notes from the president on each employee’s work anniversary; and commemorative WesternU lapel pins and gifts of increasing value on every fifth work anniversary. More broadly, the University’s bedrock philosophy is one of humanistic caring for one’s fellows, which is evident in work relationships across campus, regardless of job position.
WesternU has a vacation policy that allows for up to 26 paid days off per year for eligible employees. The University has more than 1,000 employees.
WesternU was one of 97 colleges and universities deemed a Great College to Work For, drawing from 300 participating institutions in 2013, including 227 four-year institutions and 73 two-year institutions.
The Chronicle’s 2013 Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleg
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