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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 523-00
August 25, 2000

NAVY PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE RECRUITERS' QUALITY OF LIFE

The Navy announced today that the Navy Recruiting Command has entered into a new partnership with Ceridian Company to use its Lifeworks Network to improve quality of life for recruiters and their families. Recruiters and their families typically are not located in areas within proximity of a military base and its array of services. This new program is aimed at helping remotely stationed members deal with a range of personal and professional issues which may arise during a challenging recruiting tour of duty. This program combines with the Navy's Quality of Life Mall to provide substantial, professional support to field recruiters.

Recruiters will be able to save time, money, and energy by calling a toll free number and receive information quickly that might otherwise take days to research. Lifework's one-stop source for consultation service, information, and personalized community referrals, is available to Navy recruiting personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of location. Members may call as often as they need, free of charge, and obtain assistance by entering their user identification and password.

Masters-level consultants assess each individual's situation, and help form a plan to resolve personal issues. Consultants are trained to help members with situations such as emotional well being, education and schooling, parenting and childcare, financial issues, legal matters, resources for seniors, disability and accessibility, as well as any other everyday issue. To help Navy recruiting personnel best utilize this new asset, orientation sessions are being held at all Navy Recruiting Districts. The program is available now to all field recruiting personnel.

The Navy's Quality of Life Mall can be reached at the following website: http://www.lifelines.navy.mil/ .

For more information, contact Navy Lt. Steve Zip, Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs, at (901) 874-9068.