SAS honored with 2012 National Fatherhood Initiative Award

SAS heralded for supporting parents with resources and flexibility

Business analytics leader SAS has been honored with the 2012 Fatherhood Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative. SAS earned the award for recognizing the important role that fathers play in their families and enabling them to balance work and family effectively.

"The culture of SAS honors the importance of family, work/life balance and enjoyment of the workplace," said Jenn Mann, SAS Vice President of Human Resources. "Creating a culture of happy, healthy, balanced employees drives productivity and allows SAS to remain focused on continued innovation."

Inaugurated in 1997, NFI's Fatherhood Award™ is presented each year to individuals, corporations, and organizations that make a substantial contribution to strengthening involved, responsible and committed fatherhood. Among the over 100 recipients of the Fatherhood Award are: actor James Earl Jones; country music superstar Tim McGraw; former NFL coach Tony Dungy; NBA superstar Dwyane Wade; newsman and author Tim Russert; and corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Google and Chevrolet.

"National Fatherhood Initiative is honored to present the Fatherhood Award to SAS for its father-friendly workplace policies," said Vincent DiCaro, NFI Vice President of Development and Communication. "SAS' policies – such as paid paternity leave, flexible scheduling and parenting resources for dads – are setting the example of how the workplace can and should accommodate modern dads' desires to be involved in their children's lives."

About NFI

As the premier fatherhood renewal organization in the country, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) works in every sector and at every level of society to engage fathers in the lives of their children. NFI is the No. 1 provider of fatherhood resources in the nation. Since 2004, through FatherSOURCE, its national resource center, NFI has distributed over 6.3 million resources, and has trained over 12,500 practitioners on how to deliver programming to dads. NFI is the most quoted authority on fatherhood in America. Since 2009, NFI has been mentioned in over 2,800 news stories, and makes regular appearances in national media to discuss the importance of involved, responsible and committed fatherhood. Learn more at http://www.fatherhood.org.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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