2010 NAVY RECIPIENTS OF ALFRED B. SLOAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY

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REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/080105ZOCT10// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
335/10, OCT-DEC 2010 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A TOP 50 
NAVY.// RMKS/1.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING NAVY COMMANDS FOR 
BEING SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE 2010 ALFRED B. SLOAN AWARD FOR BUSINESS 
EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE
FLEXIBILITY:
A.  CENTER FOR SEABEES AND FACILITIES ENGINEERING, PORT HUENEME, CA; B. 
EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT DETACHMENT, SIGONELLA, SICILY; C. NAVY DETACHMENT, 
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT, SAN DIEGO, CA; D.  NAVAL AVIATION FORECAST 
DETACHMENT, SEMBACH, GERMANY; E. HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL EDUCATION AND 
TRAINING COMMAND, PENSACOLA, FL; F.  NAVAL SUBMARINE SUPPORT COMMAND, 
PEARL HARBOR, HI;
    H.  EOD TRAINING AND EVALUATION UNIT TWO, NORFOLK, VA; 2.  COMMANDS 
RECEIVING HONORABLE MENTION INCLUDE:
    A.  RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND, GREAT LAKES, IL
    B.  FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON TWO (VQ-2), WHIDBEY
    ISLAND, WA
    C.  PATROL SQUADRON FIVE (VP-5), WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA 3.  THE ALFRED 
P. SLOAN AWARD FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY ANNUALLY 
RECOGNIZES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE 
WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY PRACTICES.  USING A RIGOROUS SCORING METHODOLOGY 
THAT INCORPORATES NATIONAL BENCHMARKS AND EMPHASIZES BOTH EMPLOYER AND 
EMPLOYEE COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY RESULTS, JUDGES DETERMINE IF AN 
ORGANIZATION RANKS IN THE TOP 20 PERCENT OF EMPLOYERS NATIONALLY IN 
TERMS OF ITS PROGRAMS, POLICIES AND CULTURE FOR CREATING AN EFFECTIVE 
AND FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE .
4.  BEST PRACTICES FROM THE NAVY ORGANIZATIONS LISTED ABOVE INCLUDE:
PROVIDING DEDICATED TIME
OFF TO SUPPORT FAMILY AND CHILD EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENTS; CROSS -TRAINING 
OF EMPLOYEES TO ALLOW FOR INCREASED SAILOR OFF-DUTY EDUCATION; 
ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNAL COLLEGE DEGREE PROGRAM WITH AN ESTABLISHED 
LOCAL COLLEGE THAT ALLOWS COMMAND MEMBERS TO TAKE COURSES WITHIN 
WORKSPACES AFTER-HOURS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A TELECOMMUTING OPTION NOW USED 
BY 25 PERCENT OF THE WORKFORCE; AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A 'COMP DAY' AND 
FREE TAXI PROGRAM FOR LATE WORKERS.  THESE BEST PRACTICES WILL BE 
INCLUDED IN A NATIONALLY DISTRIBUTED "GUIDE TO BOLD NEW IDEAS FOR MAKING 
WORK WORK,"
ALONG WITH BEST PRACTICES FROM OTHER AWARD-WINNING COMPANIES SUCH AS 
KPMG, DELOITTE, ERNST AND YOUNG, DOW CHEMICAL, MICROSOFT, AND MOTOROLA.
5.  THIS GROUP OF WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS ILLUSTRATES THAT 
WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY IS POSSIBLE BEYOND HEADQUARTER STAFFS AND MAY 
INCLUDE A WIDE VARIETY OF BEST PRACTICES.  TOP 50 ORGANIZATIONS BELIEVE 
PEOPLE DESERVE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK THAT IS PERSONALLY AND 
PROFESSIONALLY REWARDING.  THEY DELIVER ON THEIR MISSION WHILE FOSTERING 
A CULTURE OF TRUST, RESPECT, AND COOPERATION.  IN FY 2011, NAVY'S TOP 50 
INITIATIVE WILL FOCUS ON IDENTIFYING AND RECOGNIZING BEST PRACTICES THAT 
ARE FLEET-CENTRIC AS WE CONTINUE OUR COMMITMENT TO RECOGNIZING THE 
INNOVATIVE SPIRIT THAT FOSTERS OUR GREAT NAVY.
6.  POINT OF CONTACT:  LCDR JESSICA MORERA, N1Z, AT (703)693-0184/DSN
223 OR E-MAIL AT JESSICA.MORERA(AT)NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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