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3rd Business Owner Action Plan established

2015-3-30(Mon)

一般事業主行動計画(第3期)Based on the Law regarding the Welfare of Workers performing care of family members, which aims to contribute to creating a society where children's healthy birth and growth is secured, Osaka University has established a business owner action plan every five years since April 2005 and supported balancing workers' work and family.
In June 2010, the university achieved the goals set in the 1st Business Owner Action Plan for the period from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2010, and met the requirements to be certified as a business owner conforming to the standards by the Osaka Labor Bureau and was given the accreditation mark, Kurumin.

The 2nd Business Owner Action Plan ended at the end of this academic year and OU established The 3rd Business Owner Action Plan for the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020.

Content of the 3rd Business Owner Action Plan

Goal 1: Giving workers full access to information about systems for supporting their child-rearing and care for family members
Specific measures:

  • Examine concrete measures for promoting public relations such as putting information on its webpages and preparing leaflets regarding systems for supporting workers performing child-rearing and caring for family members and their work-family balance.
  • Improve the content of the Guidelines for Supporting Development of Future Generations and update information in the leaflet. Review how to inform workers of the guidelines.
  • Provide information by setting up an information corner and a consultation space at the Gender Equality Promotion Office.

Goal 2: Set up childcare centers for taking care of sick children and children in the recovery phase in order to support workers' work-life balance
Specific measures:

  • Set up childcare centers for taking care of sick children and children in the recovery phase
  • Consider improvement as needed depending on user numbers and opinions

Goal 3: Implement approaches for supporting faculty and staff members performing child-rearing and nursing care of family members
Specific measures:

  • Continue to implement the researcher support system while improving it and examine new support measures for assisting workers develop their career
  • Promote changes in the awareness of workers by holding symposiums and seminars

Osaka University will continue to work on improving its working environment in order to promote the work-life balance of its employees.

Action Plan (.pdf file) [file in Japanese]

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