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The Utah Department of Workforce Services has announced the winners of its 2012 Work/Life Awards.

The awards are presented to companies that have built corporate cultures that value employees' contributions to their operations and also help them to better deal with their lives on and off the job. Work/Life awards are based on employee responses to surveys about their workplaces.

They are presented in three size categories: micro, medium and large.

"After 14 years, this award gets harder and harder to win," said Lynette Rasmussen, director of the Department of Workforce Services' Office of Work and Family Life. "The success of Work/Life Award-winning companies shows up in many forms, including improved productivity, innovation, customer and employee relations, retention and recruitment."

This year's winners are:

Large category

• 1-800 Contacts Inc.

• Automated Data Processing Inc.

• Canyons Resort

• Nicholas & Co. Inc.

• Mountain America Credit Union, and

• South Davis Community Hospital

Medium category

• Ace Disposal

• CyberSource, a Visa Company

• Futura Industries

• Cicero Group

• DigiCert Inc.

• Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Group

• Software Technology Group, and

• Tanner LLC

Micro category

• Utah Foster Care Foundation

• Mantyla McReynolds

• Digital Financial Group

• Utah Clean Energy

• Brainstorm Inc.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon that will include a Best Practice Workshop at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Oct. 25 in Salt Lake City. The celebration is open to the public. To register or for more information call the Work/Life Award team at 801-468-0049, or visit the department's website at