Reporting Brad Segall
By Brad Segall
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – The Montgomery County Commissioner’s Office asked employees for their suggestions on how to improve working conditions in the county, and one of the suggestions that is being implemented shows they are family friendly.
Commissioner Josh Shapiro says two employees from the planning commission asked for a place where new moms who are breast feeding their babies could get some privacy. Shapiro says the county will soon have rooms in three locations, providing a welcoming environment for working mothers.
“Mothers–whether they are at HSC (Human Services Center) or whether they are at the courthouse or whether they are here at One Montgomery–will have a comfortable place to go and be able to pump milk for their children,” Shapiro says.
He also says there’s not much cost to retrofitting the rooms, which were either not being used or underutilized. They are using county staff to do the work, and they already have the materials and furniture. They’re also checking to see if these rooms make sense in any other county buildings.