ATLANTA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has won the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, a national honor recognizing the company's efforts to provide a variety of workplace options that allow employees to perform at their best at work and at home.

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"This distinguished award recognizes our continuing efforts to implement programs that provide our people more flexibility to balance work life and personal time," said Mike Campbell, executive vice president-Human Resources and Labor Relations. "Our people are the best in the industry, and when they're at their best Delta is a better company."

More than 18 months ago, Delta launched several new workplace policies and programs to address the specific needs of individual work groups. These include:

  • A work-at-home program for Reservations Sales, whereby call center employees are equipped with company computers and phones in their homes to allow them to assist customers on flexible schedules.
  • Flexible shift opportunities for employees in many areas, with generous swapping and shift-trading policies, compressed work weeks with paid personal time off and personal leaves of absence.
  • A corporate telecommuting program for eligible employees, which equips them with the tools to work from home when necessary and provides the flexibility to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Sloan Award winners are evaluated through a rigorous, two-step process which measures a company's workplace flexibility against national data, then validates the results through a random survey of employees.

Delta Air Lines is the world's No. 1 airline. With more than 70,000 employees, Delta serves more than 170 million passengers every year on its unsurpassed global network, which includes service to 355 destinations in 64 countries. Delta operates hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita with its fleet of more than 1,000 aircraft. A member of the Sky Team global airline alliance, Delta and its partners offer more than 16,000 daily flights. Delta's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 airport Sky Clubs worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com

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