CSC (NYSE:CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced that it is among 27 leading organizations selected to receive the  "2016 Leading Disability Employer Seal"™ from the National Organization on Disability (NOD). CSC also received the top score of 100 on the  2016 Disability Equality Index® (DEI ®), receiving the designation of "2016 DEI Best Places to Work."

"We are proud that CSC is recognized as a diverse workplace where people of all backgrounds, age, skills and experience work together to accomplish great things," said Jo Mason, CSC's Chief Human Resource Officer. "We actively promote and advance inclusive policies and practices that lead to better employment outcomes for people with disabilities as employees, customers and suppliers. Our goal is to provide as many avenues as possible for employee engagement and success, both professionally and personally, while reflecting the dynamic industry we represent."

The NOD "Leading Disability Employer Seal" is a new effort to recognize companies that demonstrate exemplary hiring and employment practices for people with disabilities. It is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to NOD's Disability Employment Tracker™, a free, confidential, online assessment and benchmarking of companies' disability inclusion programs in the following areas:
  • Climate and Culture
  • Identifying and Sourcing Talent
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Tracking and Measurement, including outcomes in the past 12 months and goals for the next 12-18 months

The DEI is a joint initiative between the US Business Leadership Network ® (USBLN ®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). The survey was completed by 83 Fortune 1000-size companies, two-thirds of these companies top the Fortune 500 list. DEI points are awarded in four major categories:
  • Culture & Leadership
  • Enterprise-wide Access
  • Employment Practices
  • Community Engagement & Support Services

By receiving a top score on the DEI, companies demonstrate significant business leadership, going far beyond compliance activities, driving their business success through leading disability inclusion policies and practices.

The DEI was first introduced in 2012 and piloted in 2013-2014 with 48 companies prior to the official go-live launch of the inaugural DEI in Fall 2014, which concluded in 2015.

About CSC CSC (NYSE:CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations, including some of the world's leading healthcare providers. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit us at  www.csc.com.

About NODThe National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 80 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies' workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world's most recognized brands be more competitive by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its professional services, CEO Council of Corporate Leaders and Disability Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.NOD.org.

About the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)The  US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing more than 5,000 businesses. Additionally, the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program ® (DSDP) is the nation's leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.

About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)The  American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 50+ million Americans with disabilities.

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