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ADP Honored for Dedication to Inclusiveness and Diversity

Thursday, December 08, 2011

ADP Honored for Dedication to Inclusiveness and Diversity11:00 EST Thursday, December 08, 2011Named One of the Best Workplaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender EqualityROSELAND, N.J., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP®, a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, tax and compliance services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced that it has received a national honor from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) ? the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.For the third consecutive year, ADP received a 100 percent rating in the HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The Index recognizes that ADP has a diverse workforce and promotes inclusion of all associates regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expressionThe CEI, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.The CEI rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices, 32 of which are either new, or even more demanding this year.  To achieve a perfect score and the coveted distinction of being one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, provide evidence of their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible citizenship.Voluntary participation in the CEI has doubled since its inception. In 2002, 319 companies participated; this year 636 companies participated. "Once again, ADP is honored to be recognized by an organization that values the importance of an inclusive and productive work environment," said Tara Amaral, ADP's Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Human Resources.  "At ADP, we are committed to fairness, equality and inclusion. Being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation encourages our continued efforts to attract and retain people with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives ? and to offer a work environment that promotes their development, growth, and well-being."To learn more about ADP's commitment to inclusiveness, please visit the company's diversity page located on ADP.com. About the Human Rights Campaign FoundationThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation (www.HRC.org) is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.About ADPAutomatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and approximately 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll services, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.ADP.com.For more information, contact: Public Relations, ADP (973) 974-7612 public_relations@adp.comSOURCE ADP