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Thanks to our fathers – and father figures


Father’s Day. It’s a special time to celebrate fathers and father figures (step fathers, fathers-in-law, foster parents, family friends, etc.). 

In the U.S. and in Canada, we recognize Father’s Day the third Sunday of each June. But did you know that Father’s Day didn’t become a permanent national holiday in the U.S. until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law? That’s right, the holiday isn’t yet half of a century old. But while it’s a relatively “young” holiday, here at RSM, we’re pausing to recognize all of our working dads.

As the national leader of our Family First employee network group (ENG), I understand that working parents face unique challenges. And with more and more women in the workplace, both moms and dads can find work/life balance hard to achieve. That’s why our Family First ENG exists – to give a voice to working parents and to connect them with one another and with resources to help them find that balance. It’s something we do year-round. We also celebrate working parents with our Working Mother and Working Father of the Year awards because recognition is important.

And on this Father’s Day, on behalf of our Family First ENG members and the rest of our 13,000 people across the U.S. and in Canada, I invite you to join us in recognizing the special father figure in YOUR life.

Happy Father’s Day! 

Jill Reyes
Family First National Employee Network Group Leader

Family First


Family First

Family First serves as an active voice around shared family challenges and promoting an inclusive, respectful workplace.