The $1.4 billion Schools Financial Credit Union in Sacramento, Calif., has hit the century mark with newborns. The 112,100-member Schools welcomed its 100th baby in the workplace in September. The credit union began allowing new parents to bring their child to work eight weeks, or 10 weeks for a cesarean delivery, after birth or adoption. Babies may participate until they reach six months of age or begin to crawl.
One of about 185 businesses in the country that provide the privilege, the service has drawn national attention at times, but more importantly, “the program has been an exceptional success for our babies and their parents whom have been able to bond while avoiding expensive daycare costs and for the credit union because our employees were able to return to work earlier,” said President/CEO Jim Jordan.