Worldwide Diversity & Inclusion
Supporting the person and the professional is a priority for US
At US Airways, worldwide diversity and inclusion is more than just understanding the differences of race or gender. It’s about understanding and embracing the individual characteristics, values, beliefs and personal life experiences of our workforce and our customers. For US, diversity and inclusion is critical to our ability to attract, recruit, retain, develop and advance the best people from around the world. Different backgrounds, cultures and experiences provide wider, brighter perspectives that enhance our work culture, decision making and business strategy. We believe individual differences, combined and focused, can contribute to stronger results.
We foster an environment that celebrates diversity and our executives support employee programs such as Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which are sponsored by officers. Diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences provide a wider, brighter array of perspectives that improve our work culture, decision making and business strategy.
A welcoming culture for all employees
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is firm and demonstrated through our anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies, outreach and recruitment efforts, diversity education programs and our Business Resource Groups.
Chairman and CEO Doug Parker speaks about the importance of diversity and inclusion at US Airways and its positive impact on our airline and culture.
Our leadership speaks out
Profiles in Diversity Journal’s featured Doug Parker, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in the 'CEO Leadership in Action' issue.
Profiles in Diversity Journal's featured Elise Eberwein, our Executive Vice President, People, Communications and Government Affairs, in the 'Women Worth Watching' issue.
Suzanne Boda, our Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo spoke about the importance of culture to Air Cargo World.
LATINA Style’s Top 50 featured Madeleine Gray, our Vice President, Business Technology Delivery, in the Profiles in Diversity’s 'Hispanic Leaders' issue.
Today’s Charlotte Woman profiled Terri Pope, our Vice President, Charlotte Hub and she was recognized as one of the top 25 women in business in Charlotte, N.C.
Dalia Ballester, Director of Passenger Service, was featured in a WBTV interview where she shared her thoughts about diversity. Dalia began her career as a sales agent and now oversees more than 600 employees. The secret to her success... 'You need the diversity of all kinds of people to deal with the uniqueness of our customers from all over the world.'
Our company-sponsored Business Resource Groups are made up of people from similar backgrounds and are guided by members of the executive team. Each month, Diversity and Business Resource Group leaders plan company activities that promote the diverse interests, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees.
Our Business Resource Groups and memberships continue to grow – with the fastest growth in our professional women’s network.
Corporate giving and volunteerism
US Airways is committed to making our communities a better place to live, work and play. We support a broad range of nonprofit organizations as well as employee’s involvement in volunteerism and service on nonprofit boards. In 2011, this investment of time and philanthropic gifts totaled more than $7 million.
US Airways is an established, legacy carrier. Our continued success creates remarkable career opportunities for you to advance, develop new skills and reach your most ambitious goals. Explore the possibilities. Then, imagine what you can accomplish working with US…
Our culture is as diverse as our route map. We have competitive salaries and benefits like worldwide travel benefits, tuition assistance, 401(k) and medical benefits.
Where do you want your career to take you? Set your sights high and let US help you get there.
The Corporate Finance team is responsible for the oversight of financial forecasting, airline profitability analysis, fleet and labor analysis, and strategic planning. Duties include monthly financial review of business lines, preparing in-depth cause and effect analysis on a variety of complex financial issues, competitive industry analysis, analytical modeling and internal consulting.
The Information Technology team provides technology design and selection, technical support and training and strategic planning services to our business partners, helping to create a constantly improving experience for our customers and our organization.
The Marketing team is responsible for developing, implementing and communicating revenue-generating initiatives including flight scheduling and pricing, eCommerce, and advertising and customer communications.
Our Operations team is responsible for managing and improving the operational continuity of our airline. This business-critical team plays a lead role in developing, implementing and analyzing core operating functions and business models that drive efficiency, cost and passenger experience enhancements.
From protecting your health to investing in your future, we're doing more than ever.
In fact, many benefits start the day you start your career with US.
When it comes to taking care of employees, we think our benefits are some of the best in the industry. Your benefits, along with your travel privileges, complete your package. For information on benefits outside the U.S., please ask when you apply.
See for yourself:
- Medical insurance
- Prescription drug insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Short and long term disability insurance*
- Flexible spending accounts
- Employee assistance program
- 401(k) plan*
- Auto and home insurance
- Long-term care insurance
- Critical illness insurance
- Accident insurance
- Pet insurance
- Legal-aid plan
- Identity theft protection plan
- Paid vacation and days off
- Travel privileges
- Business resource groups
- Domestic partner program
Terms & Conditions
*Eligibility depends upon employee status, workgroup and contract.
Diversity awards and recognitions
At US Airways, diversity is important to US not only because it fosters a culture of respect and inclusion that helps drive higher levels of employee engagement, but also because we recognize that the demographic of our domestic and international customers has changed and continues to change.
Our commitment to diversity has not gone unnoticed. We've been recognized and awarded by several organizations:
2012 US Airways Diversity Awards
- Best for Vets
- Black EOE Journal
- Professional Women's Magazine
- Hispanic Magazine
- Latina Style Top 50 Companies
- Diversity Journal 2013 Diversity Leader Award
- Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index: 6 years at 100%
- CEO in Action Award
Women Worth Watching
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Suzanne Boda is a Woman Worth Watching! Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo, Suzanne Boda, was named as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 'Women Worth Watching' for 2013. The publication’s September/October issue is dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and personalities of leading women executives. Ten executives, including Boda, were nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for demonstrating initiative and earning achievements or accolades within their industries.
LGBT equality group rates US top employer
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its 11th annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report and US Airways was one of the top-rated companies among more than 680 corporations.
We voluntarily participate in the annual report and improved our 2013 ranking of 90% over last year’s 85% score. Delta, Southwest, Virgin America, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines also scored 90%, while United and American scored 100%. The 10 points separating most airlines from a 100% rating are gender identity-related medical plans. (Our benefits department continues to review medical coverage policies.)
HRC also praised our business resource group, Spectrum, for positively engaging in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community events.
LATINA Style magazine selected US Airways for the third time as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. in its LATINA Style 50 Report for 2012. US Airways was the only airline included among the top 50 companies.