EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) announced today that it is being honored with the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) Employer Support Freedom Award, which publicly recognizes employers, nominated by their employees who voluntarily serve in the National Guard and Reserve, for exceptional support above the requirements of federal law. One of only 15 recipients from throughout the U.S., CSC is the only information technology (IT) company to receive the 2006 award.
James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's Federal Sector business unit, will accept the award tonight during the 2006 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
"It is a great honor to have the opportunity to accept this prestigious award on behalf of CSC," said Sheaffer. "We have a strong corporate culture of recruiting and supporting our country's veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve and their families, especially as they are called on to serve on active duty. It is extremely rewarding to be recognized for CSC's outstanding record."
The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition in a series of DoD employer awards. Secretary of Defense William Perry instituted it in 1996 under the auspices of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
The process leading to the award begins with the nomination of a company by one of its employees serving in the National Guard or Reserves. The subsequent selection process takes into consideration specific support provided by the employer, including pay and leave policies, benefits, previous ESGR awards and advocacy, supervisor training, service member recognition, family and deployed member support, hiring preferences and general military support.
CSC was nominated by Captain Robert Woods, U.S. Army Reserve and a CSC Federal Sector program manager, for the company's outstanding benefits and supportive management. With 9,466 veterans who work for CSC around the world, the company provides those who are called for duty with benefits that exceed federal requirements, including pay differential, healthcare coverage, 401k and other insurance benefits for at least 12 months, the usual length of an overseas deployment.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. The mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation and, if necessary, medication for employers of Guard and Reserve members.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2006. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
Source: Computer Sciences Corporation