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January 03
Exelon Inprocessing Checklist

Exelon Inprocessing Checklist

Listed below are items that individuals inprocessing at one of our Nuclear Facilities shall arrive with on their hire day.
The following are required items:
v State or Government Issued Picture ID (If picture is on a valid, e.g., not expired, etc. Drivers License that will be sufficient)
v Social Security Card/Work Visa #/Naturalization Certification #
v Location and date of last Unescorted Access to any nuclear station in the US
v Education Institutions, city & state addresses, dates attended (information should include high school)
v Four personal references (must be available for contact)
Ø Names, addresses & telephone numbers (day/evening)
(References cannot be related to the individual or residing in their home)
v Employment History (3 years or since last unescorted access)
Ø Company names, addresses & telephone numbers
Ø Dates employed (from & to) (Must include Month/Day/Year)
Ø Name of a contact person for each company
v Unemployment Periods
Ø Dates Unemployed (From & To) (Must include Month/Day/Year)
Ø Must be verified by a personal reference (can be related) with a telephone number
v Credit History
Ø Must List 1 creditor (VISA, Master Charge, etc.) and explain any credit difficulties. Foreign Nationals must bring in a credit report from Country of Origin.
v Residences for Last 5 Years or since last unescorted access
v Arrest Documentation
Ø All Arrests, since your 18th birthday, need to be reported (Except Minor Traffic e.g. Speeding or Parking).
· You Must Bring the Arresting papers & Final Court Disposition for any arrest occurring within the last 5 years.
· If It Is a single DUI Arrest within 365 days, you must bring copies of the Arresting papers, the Court Disposition, the Evaluation by a Certified Addiction Counselor and any treatment requirements.
· Any PENDING DUI Arrests must have a current Evaluation by a Certified Addiction Counselor.
· You may be required to provide documentation for any arrest.
v Fitness for Duty
Ø All persons must successfully pass a Pre-Access Drug & Alcohol Test
All persons applying for Unescorted Access MUST Indicate:
¨ If you have ever been denied unescorted access at any nuclear power plant.
¨ If you have ever been removed from or made ineligible for unescorted access to any nuclear facility, Technical Support Center (TSC) or Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) for a violation of a Fitness For Duty Program.
¨ If you have violated an employer’s drug and alcohol testing program.
¨ If you have subverted or attempted to subvert a drug or alcohol testing program or refused to take a drug or alcohol test.
¨ If you have used, sold or possessed illegal drugs or abused illegal drugs.
¨ If you have had legal or employment action taken for alcohol or drug use.
¨ If you have been subjected to a plan for substance abuse treatment (except for self-referral)
¨ If you have tested positive for illegal drugs or use of alcohol that resulted in on duty impairment, or pre-employment testing.

PROBLEM
ACTION(S) REQUIRED FOR INDIVIDUAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACCESS
DRUG AND ALCOHOL RELATED ISSUES
Individual has one or more DUI arrests and/or convictions or any pending DUI arrest: Individual must show up on site with disposition of court case and documentation of any effective chemical dependency evaluation by a Certified Additions Counselor* and/or treatment following each event.
Individual has three (3) or more DUI arrests, resolved or unresolved:  Individual may not be eligible for unescorted access. Contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arriving on site to process.
Individual has a non-nuclear Fitness for Duty violation. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. In order to be approved, contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to showing up on site.
Individual has ever been refused or discharged from employment for a violation of a Fitness for Duty Program. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. Approval to be determined by Exelon Security Reviewer.
Individual has been subjected to a plan for treating substance abuse except for self-referral for treatment over any period of time. Individual must show up on site with documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress on treatment or rehabilitation. Approval to be determined by Exelon Security Reviewer.
Individual has tested positive for illegal drugs or use of alcohol that resulted in on duty impairment. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. In order to be approved, contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to showing up on site.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES
Individual requires a clinical interview due to results of the MMPI. Individual must have a clinical interview and the resulting evaluation must be favorable. Exelon will set up the appointment and cover the expense of the interview. Individual will be expected to comply with the instructions provided by Security.
CRIMINAL HISTORY ISSUES
Individual should be prepared to list all arrests (e.g., Criminal Charges, Convictions or Proceedings) since their 18th birthday or since their last unescorted access whether convicted or not convicted. Individuals should list all felony, misdemeanor, traffic or military criminal history to include court martials or non-judicial punishment. This includes guilty pleas and nolle contendere, any suspended sentences, pre-trial diversions, dismissals, nolle prosse, or first offender cases. (Individuals may omit speeding tickets or parking tickets) All alcohol related arrests must be listed.
Individual must show up on site with documentation of disposition of court case(s) and may require an interview by Exelon Security.
Documentation may be required for any arrest outside of the 5 year scope as deemed necessary by the Exelon Security Reviewer.
Results of fingerprints from the FBI will be received prior to granting Unescorted Access.

 
MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES
Individual has other than “Honorable Discharge” from the Armed Services. Individual must contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer for an interview and supply any additional information required.
Individual has been denied access at any nuclear facility over any period of time. Individual must contact Exelon Security for an interview prior to individual’s arrival on site and supply any additional information required as appropriate by the Exelon Security Reviewer.
CONTACT WITH EXELON SECURITY REIVEWER REQUIRED
Probation, parole or work release. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has any Fitness for Duty violations, nuclear, non-nuclear or a combination of the two. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has any drug related arrests. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has an arrest and/or conviction for the sale, delivery or manufacture of illegal drugs. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
*Certified Addictions Counselors may be found in the yellow pages of your phone book or contact your nearest addictions center or hospital for referral.
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January 03
BHI Energy/Power Services Techs -- Welcome to A1R20!

For all BHI Energy/PowerServices folks coming to Braidwood’s Outage, first let me say Thank you. My name is Marta Overstreet and I will be the BHI Site Coordinator. The report time is 0645 at STC.  The address is 36400 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60407.
 

As you arrive, you will pick up a site inprocessing folder and will be directed to your first room assignment. In this folder, look for the purple training schedule. This will be a list all of your classes required prior to badging. Do not be late to classes; no late entries are accepted and you will have to re-schedule. This will delay badging.
 
I will be in the cafeteria with folders containing BHI inprocessing paperwork. Please stop by prior to going to your first room. Most of our folks will have FFD scheduled right away, so plan accordingly. If you are going to be late, please call. I will have my cell phone and will check messages regularly. My number is 815-830-2029. Reception is limited within the building.
 
Cell phone camera usage is prohibited on company property, or company sponsored events. Any photographing or videotaping on company property must be in compliance with site security procedures.
 
The outage is scheduled to begin 4/9/18. The outage duration is approx. 18 days. During the outage SHP's will work 84's. JHP's will be working 72's.   Prior to the outage we will work five eight’s (40 hours per week) with limited overtime.
 
If you have any questions not addressed on the blog, please feel free to call or email me. My email address is marta.overstreet@exeloncorp.com.

 

January 16
PER DIEM CHANGES - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

​BHI Energy recently made changes to the payment method of per diem for eligible employees.  To assist you in understanding these changes, we have prepared the following answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you need further information or have any questions, please call the Payroll Department @ 800-225-0385

1)    If I already have Direct Deposit (DD) will my Per Diem (PD) automatically be deposited ?  YES
2)    Can I still elect to receive a “live” PD check?  PD is a non-taxable earning code on the weekly check.  It is no longer a separate check.  The entire check is paid either DD or live check, based on employee set up.
3)    Is travel expenses and/or travel day PD included as a DD?  For employees recruited out of the Piedmont SC office, travel is part of the weekly check (i.e., would be DD if employee is set up for DD).  For employees recruited out of the Weymouth MA office, travel continues to be a live check.  As we continue to streamline operations, we expect to have a consistent process by year end.
4)    Will cash advances be DDed?  Per Diem advances will continue to be a live check.
5)    Will bonuses/incentives be DDed ?  Bonuses will continue to be a live check.
6)    Can PD be DDed into a different account?  Employees are set up for one direct deposit account.  The entire check is DD into the one account in the employee record.  To ensure operational efficiency and reduced account maintenance and minimal direct deposit rejects, the limit is one account for DD.
7)    How will it appear on my stub?  The Per Diem is a separate non-taxable line item on the check.  The earning code (PD1) shows as a separate line on the check.  The number of days per diem, the per diem rate, and total amount shows on the check stub.
8)    Will my W-2 be any different?  The Per Diem will not show on the W2 earnings, as per diem is not taxable wages.
9)    Can I opt out of DD?  To delete DD, please email payroll@bhienergy.com requesting to cancel DD.  Please include name and last 4 digits of SSN.




January 16
Update!

No Flip Flops or Thong type shoes are allowed, even for arrival and departure. Wearing these onsite is a procedure violation!
 
Important notes for new hires: If this is your first nuclear facility here are a few tips to make your training phase flow smoother. If you served in active military duty or discharged within the last 3 yrs and it was considered employment, you must provide a copy of your DD214. You will need names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of all of your employers, within the last three yrs. You will need a list of all of your residences, including addresses, for the last five yrs. You will need to list all arrests since your 18th birthday. You must bring the arresting paperwork and proof of court disposition. I cannot stress enough the importance of completing all security paperwork as honestly and as straightforward as you can. Omission on your paperwork is reason for termination of unescorted access.
 
Transportation Requirements:
It is required that each employee has their own transportation. If you have a issue I must know 2 weeks prior to your start date. If you show up with this issue, you will risk having a shift issue I can't fix.
 
Shift preference, requested SDO’s and special requests: In an attempt to accommodate everyone the best I can, I am requesting that you inform me of any special needs and/or requests. If you are traveling with someone and need to be on the same shift or you have other legitimate requests, please inform me at the earliest possible time of those requests. You can email me at marta.overstreet@exeloncorp.com. Or call me at 815-830-2029. I will make every attempt to honor your request but as you know sometimes it may not be possible. Schedules are developed weeks prior to the outage and I may be unable to adjust, to meet your needs if I am unaware of them until your report date.

 

July 13
Lodging

Morris

Comfort Inn of Morris
70 W Gore Road
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-1433
 
Days Inn
80 Hampton Rd
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-9000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
222 Gore Rd
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-8700
 
Quality Inn
200 Gore Rd 60450
Morris, IL
815-942-6600

Super 8
70 Green Acres Drive
Morris, IL
815-942-3200

Joliet
 
Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites
4380 Enterprise Dr
Joliet, IL 60431
815-730-7500
 
Comfort Inn (North)
3235 Norman Avenue
815-436-5141
 
Fairfield Inn (South)
1501 Riverboat Center Drive (Off I80)
815-741-3499

Fairfield Inn (North)
I55 & Route 30
815-436-6577

Hampton Inn
1521 Riverboat Center Dr
815-725-2424

Hampton Inn
3555 Mall Loop Drive
815-439-9500
 
Hollywood Casino Hotel
777 Hollywood Blvd
Joliet, IL 60436
888-436-7737
Holiday Inn
Off I80 at Larkin
815-729-2000

Ramada Inn
I55 and Rte 30
815-439-4200

Motel 6
1850 McDonough St
815-729-2800

Motel 6
3551 Mall Loop Dr
Joliet
815-439-1332

Wingate Inn (I55 & 52)
101 McDonald Avenue
815-741-2100

Red Roof Inns
I80 & Larkin
815-741-2304


Misc. Area Hotels:

Bel Air Motel
1103 Plainfield Road
Joliet
815-723-8340

Joliet Inn
19747 Frontage Rd
Shorewood
815-725-2180

Elk’s Motel
Rt. 55 & 52nd Street
Joliet
815-725-0101

Fireside Resort Hotel
I55 & Rt .52
Joliet
815-725-0111

Sun Motel
140 S. Hickory St
Braidwood
815-458-2812

 

July 13
Braidwood Station

Braidwood Generating Station, located near Braidwood in Northeast Illinois, is a two-unit nuclear generating facility capable of generating 1,120 net megawatts per unit. Together the units produce enough power to support the electricity needs of over 2 million average American homes.

The station is built on a 4,457-acre site, and its cooling lake was formed from scarred farming land and an old strip mine. Its Units 1 and 2 are pressurized water reactors designed by Westinghouse and began commercial operation in July and October 1988, respectively.

 

July 13
Details

Important:
You need 2 forms of ID. One must be a valid government issued photo ID (Valid {NOT EXPIRED} Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport), and the other should be your social security card, or ORIGINAL birth certificate. Senior HP techs must take the Nuclear Utilities Fundamentals Exam (NUF) and pass with a grade of 80% or better, unless you are either an NRRPT “active participant”, or have taken the NUF within the past 4 years and passed with 80%. NRRPT and prior test results must be verified, so bring your NRRPT certificate with you, or know where and when you last passed the NUF, in case it is not recorded in PADS. If we cannot verify your status, you will be required to take the test about midweek. Juniors will be required to take a theory exam. Study material can be found at www.westrain.org Study sections RP-3 and RP-5.
Miscellaneous:
Hard hats and safety glasses are available, however if you have your own favorites, they are acceptable as long as they meet ANSI standards. If you have been issued hardhats at a previous outage, please bring it with you. No shortpants are allowed in training. You must have on longpants and a sleeved shirt. Composite toe or Steel toe shoes are required. Work shoes must be worn during in-processing. Scrubs are provided on-site. Bank runs and other off-site errands will be very hard to accommodate during the first couple days of training, especially for non-returnees, as the in-processing schedule for those days is fairly tight.

 

July 13
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