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January 03
Spring 2018 Refueling Outage

To: BHI Energy Power Services Employees
Subject: D.C. Cook Outage Information
For all BHI Energy/Power Services folks coming to DC Cook's Outage, first let me say Thank You for choosing to work at DC Cook. 
My name is Fred Grimsley and I will be your Site Manager.
If you are new to D. C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant, Welcome.
If you are returning to D.C.Cook, Welcome Back.  I know you will find DC Cook an excellent working experience. I look forward to working with each of you.
The outage is a Refueling/Baffle Bolt replacement outage scheduled for shut down on 03-01-2018. The outage is tentatively scheduled for approx. 80 days. The work schedule will be a fixed Days/Night 12 hour shifts, work 4 on and 1 off schedule at some point a couple weeks of 40 hr /wks. then back to the work 4 and off 1.  All Techs will go through BHI Energy-Power Services Recruiting (Weymouth Office) for Approvals on early outs for BHI Energy's staffing needs. ONLY those pre-approved will be released to staff other outages. Anyone leaving without approval will forfeit their Bonus.
 Please read the following information carefully if you have any questions feel free to contact me through the BHI Energy Power Services Office.
If you are having any difficulties or problems getting to the plant, please use the contact numbers. Fred Grimsley Cell: 912-245-2984, Training Lab: 269-465-5901 ext. 3030.
Exposure Records:
If you received exposure to ionizing radiation during 2018 please bring your record or estimated exposure with you. In addition you should know your lifetime estimate exposure to present.
Fitness For Duty & Proof of Unemployment Documentation:
If you have had a FFD incident at any time in the past, please bring all rehabilitation documentation and associated paper work with you.
Health Physics Competency Exam:
All Senior Health Physics Technicians are required to take and pass the North East Utilities HP Competency Exam with an 80% or greater passing grade. Exceptions to this requirement would be Active NRRPT registered technician, or those of you that have passed the exam within the last 5 years, and a record of it is on the PADS information system. You Are Responsible to know when your NEU/NUF Exam Expires.  Should you Need to take the exam .... Be Prepared to take the exam 2nd day of training. 
Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety shoes are required at this site, Steel or Composite, meeting ASTM F24.12.05 & F24.13.05 standards. Safety glasses with side shields and hard hats are required to be worn in most areas. Please bring your BHI energy hardhat with you from your last site.  Should you not have one it will be provided along with any other PPE Required.  Technicians must provide their own scrubs. If you need prescription safety glasses and have a current prescription, safety glass can be obtained locally. Please either plan to bring them with you or be prepared to purchase them during your training week. Also, an approved safety shoe vendor will visit the site and will be available to purchase safety shoes.
Reporting Schedule
Signs will direct you as "Non Badge Personnel" to a parking and buses area Please USE IT.  The Buses will bring you to the Training Building
 Remember to have your Identification with you. The buses will start running at 0600 to bring you over to site. Report Time for 1st day will be 07:00.
Please, allow time for parking and security. Upon entry to Training Center (Double Doors) 1st Floor, take a right go to the RP Lab (5th) door on the Right. 
Please b
e On Time for we have a very tight training schedule.
***Ensure that your vehicles meet security standards at ALL times when on AEP property***
When you arrive on site you must have at least two forms of ID; one must be a valid photo ID. The other must be your Social Security Card or Passport. When completing your security package, please read and answer all questions carefully. Failure to disclose truthful and complete information to the D.C. Cook Security or Medical Departments will result in your immediate termination regardless if it was an honest mistake or not.  DC Cook has their own ePHQ that will be sent to your email address that BHI has on file, Approx 3 weeks prior to reporting to site by e-mail.  It is Imparative this ePHQ is completed and received by site 10 days prior to your report date. Please when you get it go ahead and fill it out.
This ePHQ is very user friendly to fill out and will automatically be sent to site.
 If you cannot find the ePHQ, look in your Spam folder.  If its not there contact recruiting or myself to have another sent.


March 11

​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 requesting to cancel DD.  Please include name and last 4 digits of SSN.

April 03
Welcome to DC Cook's Blog Page

D.C. Cook
11 MI S of Benton Harbor MI
Bridgeman, MI 49106
DC Cook


April 02
BHI Energy-Power Services

Rebranding of the Company- Many of you may have noticed the Bartlett name has been replaced with BHI Energy-Power Services. Starting Jan 1, 2015, the new name was implemented to relect the restructuring of the company.  Over the last few years BHI Energy has grown and added additional services to support our customers and the BHI Energy Power Services brand encompasses the expanded services.  You will hear more about the rebranding when you report ot the outage.


Travel safe and we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming outage.


Frederick Campbell

Director of Operations-USA-STARS

(864) 622-2137

June 15
Directions from Michigan Regional Airport

Go West on US 20. Head North on the US 31 By-pass. Take Exit 13, (Berrien Springs/Snow Rd) and turn west (right). 1st stop sign go north (right) on Red Bud Trail. Go through 4-way stop (Shawnee Rd). Turn west (left) on Lemon Creek Rd. Go through all 4-way stops till you have to turn right or left, approximately 9 miles. Turn north (right) on Red Arrow Hwy to entrance of DC Cook Plant.
Directions from Michigan Regional Airport


June 15
Location of Hospital and Mall

Location of Hospital and Mall

June 15
Directions from O’Hare International Airport

Take Interstate 294 south to Interstate 80. Take I-80 East to Interstate 94. Take I-94 to Exit 16 (Bridgman) which is Red Arrow Hwy, 3 miles north to the entrance to DC Cook Plant. Total approximate driving time = 2 – 2 ½ hours.


Directions from O'Hare International Airport

June 15