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Outage Information > Fort Calhoun
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.

June 19
Welcome to Fort Calhoun Station

June 19
Report dates:

Rod Schena is the BHI Energy-Power Services Site Manager at Fort Calhoun.  His phone number is 402-533-7440 and e-mail address is

First day training directions & Information: Report time for the 3 in processing dates is 07:00 AM sharp. Report to the in processing (Admin) building. No one will be manning the guard shack when you come in. Just drive on through. When you come down the access road hill there will be two buildings on your right. The first is the training building . You will all proceed to the second Building to start out the day. This is the in processing building (Admin Bldg).
  • For those coming in on , lunch will be  provided. Cafeteria will not be open on those two dates
  • Training will be 8 hours per day with possibly some overtime.
  • Our work week is Sunday to Saturday.
  • The folks that come in on Saturday ,Sunday will be your SDO. Not likely but please be prepared to come in on Sunday if your behind in training.
First report day : In processing bldg. Bartlett paper work ,Security & dosimetry. Training bldg. CBT’s, Respirator physicals for a few of you, 10 minute oral board for senior tech’s that have not worked Exelon recently, Fall protection and dress out class .
  • The access road is a two lane one way road down to the parking lot and a two lane one way road leaving the site. Be careful driving in and out of the site.
If you encounter any problems, will be late or cannot attend training, call 402-533-7172 HP main control point if you can't get in touch with me.My plant number is 402-533-7440.
·         The outage is tentatively scheduled to begin . Currently
        scheduled for Approx 45 days
·         During the outage we will work six twelve’s (72 hours per week).We work 11.5 for 12 hours shifts. We do not 
       get paid for lunch. If you work through lunch you will be paid WTL.
·         Prior to the outage we will work five eight’s (40 hours per week) with limited overtime.
·         When on site and your processing in is completed you will park in the contractor parking lot for the outage.  
        First come first serve. Spaces without signs.
·         If you are sick or late once your on site for work call the Unit II H.P office@ (402-533-7172), as soon as possible 
       and myself , 402-533-7440.
·         The outage shifts will be: Days 06:00 to 18:00 and Night shift 18:00 to 06:00
·         Cafeteria open for day & night shift during the outage. Cafeteria  offers free ice tea and coffee for both shifts.

Health Physics Entrance Examination: Nuclear Utility Fundamentals HP Technician Exam

(passing score ≥80% for 18.1 & 3.1 qualified senior tech's ) . No NUF exam required for juniors. The maximum time you can take the exam is twice and is on a case by case bases.1. The Nuclear Utility Fundamentals HP Technician Exam (qualified and ≥80% for 3.1 seniors) is good within the previous 5 years

Things to Bring to Fort Calhoun Station :

Identification - You will need a valid photo ID (driver’s license, Passport) and your social
security card .Safety Equipment - Leather, substantial upper and bottom sole shoes are required in the power block no sneakers. Hard hats and safety glasses are provided and you must supply your own modesty garments, scrubs preferred. You can come and go on site wearing your scrubs.

  • If you want to be close to the plant. The town of Blair is north of the Plant about 6 miles and has everything you need.
  • The little town of Fort Calhoun is south of the plant and North of Omaha. Several places to stay but must be early to have success.


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    We are a hidden gem located on 108th and West Dodge Road.  The Hawthorn Suites Old Mill is centrally located in the TD Ameritrade Business Park, with easy access to Westroads Mall, Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish Grill, Regency Court, One Pacific Place and Borsheims Fine Jewelry.  All of our spacious studio suites have one queen bed and a full kitchen, free high speed internet, 24 hour fitness center with all brand new state of the art equipment!  Outdoor grilling area, free hot buffet breakfast daily, and FREE dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  We also have access to Papio Trail adjacent to the hotel for biking and walking.    The hotel was just renovated in early 2014.
    RATE: $54.00 per night for single room occupancy.  On your 31st day stay all of the taxes that you have paid will be reimbursed to you.
    MEAL VALUE:  Hot breakfast buffet every morning value is $10.00 per day and the dinner three nights a week (one hot item, salad, rice or potato, rolls, ice tea and lemonade) value $12.00 a day.
    Kathy Rosene
    Director of Sales
    Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
    360 South 108th Avenue
    Omaha, NE 68154
    402.758.2848  Ext 402
    402.758.2847  Fax


      June 19
      BHI Energy-Power Services

      A word about 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