UCG Receives Workplace Excellence Award


: Nancy Becker
11300 Rockville Pike Suite 1100
Rockville, Md. 20852-3030
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ROCKVILLE, MD, May. 19, 2006 – For the second year in a row, UCG has won a “workplace seal of approval” award for its quality working environment, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence announced today.

The award recognizes “visionary employers” that realize there is a competitive advantage to providing a workplace that puts a premium on the personal and professional lives of its employees.

UCG’s unique perks include an open leave policy, a roving daily fruit cart and a commitment to training. Every five years, the company takes all its employees on a special anniversary trip.

The company also encourages philanthropy. Employees are given time off to volunteer in the community, helping local schools and other non-profits.

UCG was one of 48 companies honored by the non-profit alliance this year. The winners “had to demonstrate outstanding commitment to balanced leadership and the overall success of their workforce,” the alliance said.

An independent team of business experts and graduate students from Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities made site visits and analyzed employee surveys and written applications before choosing the winners.

“It is a great honor to receive the ‘Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval’ and to know that, by community standards, we are providing employees a top-quality place to work,” said UCG partner Nancy Becker.

The excellence award is the second company honor UCG has received in the past year. In November, Washingtonian magazine voted UCG as one of the top places to work in the Washington metropolitan area.

Founded in 1977, UCG is one of America’s leading providers of specialized business-to-business information. UCG’s portfolio comprises several vertical companies serving the information and software needs of decision-makers in health care, tax, oil & energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking & finance and education.

UCG, which is headquartered in Rockville, has 1,000 employees nationwide.