SRP a Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace
2018 Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Companies
For the second consecutive year, Salt River Project has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as one of the organization’s 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.
SRP was ranked No. 86 in the foundation’s Top 100 ranking, tied with six other companies
-- the third time that SRP has been ranked among the Top 100 in the 11 years that the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has issued its list of adoption-friendly companies. Previously, SRP was ranked No. 89 in 2017 and No. 67 in 2012.
SRP was also ranked third in the Energy and Utilities category, its seventh listing in the Top 5 of that industry group in the foundation’s survey of U.S. employers.
Employees who participate in the SRP adoption benefit program can receive payments, per child, of as much as $4,000 for a regular adoption and as much as $6,000 for a special needs adoption. Employees receive the payments in their paycheck when the adoption is complete and final.
Under the employee program, the adopted child is eligible to be added to the SRP group insurance plan once he or she is legally placed in the home. Also, employees may be eligible for up to 12 weeks of leave as defined under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Eligible employees may have four of those 12 weeks paid under SRP’s parental leave policy.
The complete Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace list for this year can be viewed at www.adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org. The foundation also recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. The 2019 survey will open in January.
Since 2008, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces to honor employers who offer the best adoption benefits in the U.S. The foundation compares financial reimbursement and paid leave given to new adoptive parents.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 134,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant making. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org, call 1-800-ASK-DTFA, or follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.
For additional information:
Mary Ellen Smalley, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Editors: More information on the 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List can be found at https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/nvidia-ranks-1-on-the-dave-thomas-foundation-for-adoptions-100-best-adoption-friendly-workplaces-list/.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.