The rapid and continuing expansion of the part-time workforce, which everythingpeople.™ This Week! discussed in its issue of August 13, is becoming more and more of a concern in Washington. As reported in that article, at least one bill has been introduced in the House that would give employees what is called the “right to request” work schedules friendlier to their work/life balance needs. A marker of how important the issue is becoming is that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addressed it, along with several other related issues, last week at a symposium of central banks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ms. Yellen sees the estimated 7.5 million workers who work part time but want to work full time as a serious drag on the economic recovery.