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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.

July 22
Welcome to H.B. Robinson

H.B. RRobinson lakeview

We have supplied RP, decontamination & Janitorial Services since 1994...
BHI Energy and Duke Energy would like to express our thanks for your choice in coming to help us in our upcoming outage.
BHI Energy is extremely proud of the long standing relationship we have here at H.B. Robinson. Each of those 21 years mentioned above, BHI Energy has been part of that team. We take a lot of pride in the way our team members are part of the day to day operation of the plant. BHI Energy supplies all the Contract Radiation Protection and Decontamination Services as well as Housekeeping and Grounds Maintenance. The very first day you come on site you will see that pride showing with freshly mown grounds, clean, well maintained facilities and people ready and willing to make your stay an enjoyable one. Each of us look forward to meeting new friends, working with the regulars and starting on the journey to make RO-30 the most successful outage to date.
Frank Reynolds
BHI Site Manager

               *** Important Information ***

      In-Processing Orientation for Kings Mountain

Please follow the link below that will take you to the Duke Energy Home Page...


Click here for Kings Mt In-Processing & Orientation

Before arriving at Kings Mountain for in-processing, training and badging, it is important that contingent workers know Duke Energy's pre-arrival and arrival expectations, such as dress code, documentation that needs to be completed beforehand, and safety protocols.

Bring two forms of ID, at least one of which should be a picture ID, (i.e. social security card and valid driver’s license) Make sure the ID you bring is current and NOT EXPIRED.
If you have worked DOE or any non-commercial power station job site within the current year, please bring your dosimetry records or a written estimate of your exposure at that site.

The plant is located in a relatively small town and the police force in the surrounding communities are very aware of the influx of people for the outage. Please obey the posted speed limits.
Personnel are expected to come to work with a collared shirt with at least ¼ length sleeves and long pants. Blue jeans are ok providing they are in good repair. Shoes must have leather uppers and a sturdy sole, tennis shoes are not allowed. Any ANSI safety shoe will meet this requirement.
Cell phones are allowed on site but cannot be used in the work place. After getting to work phones must be stored in the break room or locker and can only be used while on break.
Places to stay near HB Robinson
Comfort Inn (843)383-0110
Fairfield Inn (843)332-9898
Lakeview Motel (843)332-8145
Hartsville Motel (843)332-6556
Landmark Inn (843)332-2611
Suburban Extended Stay (843)665-2575
Holiday Inn Express (843)664-2400
There are always available rooms for rent posted on the various boards around the plant and these will be updated as they come available.
For available camp grounds call or email for information.
Reporting Information & Directions to the plant
If you do not currently hold Unescorted Access, you will need to in-process at the Duke Energy Kings Mountain Training & In-Processing facility, information below:
To help us out initially please:
  • Bring two forms of Identification so we can complete the Employment Eligibility Verification form. If you are not familiar with what forms of ID are acceptable, then please give us a call.
  • Bring two documents for proof of residency. ie: Driver license, Electric Bill, Telephone Bill, Credit Card Bill, or Voter Registration Card.
  • Adhere to the personal dress policy, which requires us to wear full-length pants, sleeved shirts with no offensive language or symbols, and leather or leather simulated type material shoes. Some job classifications do require steel toe shoes. Other than that you should dress appropriately using good judgment.
0630 is the report time for outage personnel. Please refer to the report date given to you by the BHI Energy recruiter.

Directions to Kings Mountain Training Center:
Physical Address:
Kings Mountain Generation Support Facility
1040 Beason Creek Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Katrina Hayko: Inprocessing Admin (704) 471-5426
Brandy Neal: Payroll & Personnel Manager (864) 873-6206

Directions from Charlotte:
Take 85 South. Take exit 10B to merge onto US-74 W/Andrew Jackson Hwy toward Kings Mountain/Shelby. Take exit toward US-74 BUS/Moss Lake/Waco. Turn left at Stony Point Rd. Continue on Shelby Rd. Turn right at Vestibule Church Rd. Turn left at Commerce Blvd. Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Directions from Greenville/Spartanburg:
Take I-85 North. Take Exit 5 for Dixon School Rd, turn left onto Dixon School Rd, stay straight to go onto Kings Mountain Blvd, turn left onto Shelby Rd/US-74 BUS, turn left onto Vestibule Church Rd. Take a left at Commerce Blvd. Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.

Lodging Information Near Kings Mountain:
Holiday Inn Express:
100 Woodlake Parkway Kings Mountain, NC 704-734-0014
2001 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC 704-480-0881
Value Place:
1010 Sue Lane Shelby, NC 704-487-1001
Express Inn and Suites:
1601 Bessemer City Rd. Gastonia, NC 843-446-1188
Hampton Inn:
802 Cecilia Alexander Fr. Belmont, NC 800-(Hampton) 426-7866, 704-825-6100
1859 Remount Road Gastonia, NC 704-866-9090
2012 E. Marion Street Shelby, NC 704-482-5666
Affordable Suites:
1921 Bessemer City Road Gastonia, NC 704-853-0045
920 Grove Street Shelby, NC 704-471-0441
America’s Best Value Inn:
1721 Broadcast Street Gastonia, NC 704-868-4900
825 West Dixon Blvd Shelby, NC 704-482-3821
American Motel:
6834 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 877-574-2464 704-868-2000
America’s Best Inn:
1207 Broadcast Street Gastonia, NC 704-868-4900
Super 8:
502 Cox Road Gastonia, NC 800-80-8000, 704-867-3846
1716 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC 704-484-2101
Campground Information:
Cherokee of Blacksburg:
140 Carroll Drive Blacksburg, SC 864-839-4001
Kings Mountain State Park:
1277 Park Road Blacksburg, SC 802-222-3209
B & D Campground
736 Stoney Point Rd. Kings Mountain NC 704-739-2958, 704-418-0669
The Best Campground of Charlotte NC
7800 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 704-399-3251
Lake Norman State Park 159 Inland Sea Dr. Troutman, NC 704-528-6350
***Please ask about Duke Energy Corp. rate for discount

Map Quest or any of a number of mapping programs can provide the directions to the plant. Use the following address to get direction:
Duke Energy
3581 West Entrance Rd
Hartsville, SC 29550
Anyone needing additional information contact, the BHI office @ (843)857-1580 and we will gladly assist with additional directions.


July 21
Parking & Driving Policies


All Employees and Visitors are expected to place safety first when driving and parking on site property


Driving and parking expectations will be enforced through the following means:


1.      Plant personnel are expected to assist with enforcement of the policy by documenting unsafe driving acts through observations and NCR’s 

2.      Team Safety members will conduct observations at least one day per month

3.      Increased observations will be performed during the outage ramp-up and execution timeframe by Site Management and Site Safety


Duke – RNP driving and parking expectations:


1)      Seat belt usage is required on plant site in any moving vehicle or equipment, when seat belts are installed

2)      No cell phone use when driving on plant site, unless in hands free mode.  This includes no texting or dialing while driving

3)      Vehicles or equipment must come to a complete stop at all stop signs or markings, pedestrian crosswalks when lights are flashing, and any pedestrian crosswalk if pedestrian is in or near crosswalk

4)      No parking on grass.  Park only in designated parking lots

5)      No driving across parking spaces.  Drive only in marked driving lanes

6)      No backing into angled parking spaces

7)      No parking/waiting in driving lanes during shift turnover

8)      Trucks, SUV’s, and oversize vehicles must park in designated spaces, when available

9)      Cars shall not park in spaces designated as Large Truck and SUV parking only

10)  Speed limits shall be adhered to at all times





1.      First offense - coaching session will be held with the employee not complying with the driving policy.  These sessions will be performed by the BWB Site Manager, and Duke Superintendent.  Corrective actions will be taken that’ll address the employees negative behavior / performance.

2.      Second offense - coaching session will be held with the employee not complying with the driving policy.  These sessions will be performed by the BWB Site Manager, Duke Superintendent, Duke Site VP, or Site DSO.  Corrective actions will be taken that’ll address the employees continued and unacceptable negative behavior / performance.

Who will be permitted to park onsite:
  • Duke Energy employees who possess a RNP Nuclear Security/PAA issued badge (white background)
  • Duke Energy employees who possess a Corporate Security issued badge
  • Badged contractors who possess an ‘RNP Outage Parking Pass’
  • Badged contractors who are in a service / delivery vehicle
  • Others as pre-arranged and determined by Duke Energy Senior Management
  • NRC personnel
‘RNP Outage Parking Passes’ will be distributed to all employees and contractors at Unit 1 & 2 that are badged as of September 2, 2013. The passes will be provided to you by your supervisor starting on September 3. 
Note: Multiple badged personnel (including contractors) are allowed to come on-site via the ACP as long as at least one (1) individual in the vehicle is in possession of an ‘RNP Outage Parking Pass’ or they are riding with a Duke Energy employee with a white RNP Nuclear badge or a Duke Energy Corporate badge.
Personnel are encouraged to carpool if possible. In addition, personnel working in support organizations are encouraged to stagger work start times with prior supervisor approval.
This park and ride plan will assist the site in accommodating approximately 2,100 people at the height of RO-28 As we continue to work together towards a successful refuel outage, I would like to thank you for your support of the many logistical changes necessary to accommodate the number of people scheduled to arrive.
If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
Thank you,
Robinson Communications