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January 07
Welcome to Q1R25

Welcome to Q1R25

 

For all BHI Energy/Power Services folks coming to Quad Cities Outage, first let me say Thank you. My name is Marta Overstreet and I will be the Site Coordinator. The report time is 0645 for your first day. Report to the Training building on site. I will be in the cafeteria with folders containing BHI Energy inprocessing paperwork.  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.  
After picking up your BHI Energy/Power Services folder, you will proceed to the inprocessing bldg to pick up your folder. In this folder, look for the purple training schedule. This will 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.
 
The outage is scheduled to begin 3/18/19. The outage duration is approx. 20 days. During the outage we will work seven twelve’s (84 hours per week). 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 and my cell phone is 815-830-2029.
 

 

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.​
January 11
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.




June 18
Site Info

​Quad Cities Generating Station, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Northwestern Illinois town of Cordova, is a dual-unit nuclear generating facility capable of producing over 900 gross megawatts per unit. Together the units can produce enough power to meet the electrical needs of nearly 1 million households.

Its Units 1 and 2 began commercial operation in February 1973 and March 1973, respectively. Both units are single-cycle forced-circulation boiling water reactors. The station is co-owned: Exelon Nuclear is the license holder and owns 75 percent of the plant, and MidAmerican Energy Company owns the remaining 25 percent.

June 18
Directions

Plant Address:
22710 206th Avenue North Cordova, Il 61242
Directions from Quad Cities International Airport ( Moline, IL) to Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station
1. From airport take I-74 North approximately 1.5 miles to I-5 (John Deere Road). You will merge right on John Deere Road, which is also called I-5.
2. Go East on John Deere Road (I-5) until you come to I-80.
3. Take I-80 West (toward Des Moines). Go 2.85 miles and exit onto IL Rt. 84.
4. At the stop sign turn right onto Rt. 84 North.
5. Go 12 miles until to come to 206th Avenue North. (There will be a drag strip on your right side about ½ mile before the road.)
6. Turn left onto 206th Avenue North. 7. The plant will be on the left about .31 miles down the road and the Professional Learning Center will be on the right.

Directions from Chicago, IL to Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station
1. Take I-88 west toward Aurora to mile marker 20 - Erie (approx. 130 miles).
2. Turn right onto Erie-Albany Blacktop. This will take you into Albany.
3. Turn left onto Route 84 and head South.
4. Go along the River to the plant, which is about 5 miles.
5. The plant will be on the right side.
6. Turn right onto 206th Avenue North. The plant will be on the left about .31 miles down the road and the Professional Learning Center will be on the right.

From Interstate 80 – in Illinois
1. I-80 West to exit 1 (Route 84).
2. At the stop sign turn right onto Rt. 84 North.
3. Go 12 miles until to come to 206th Avenue North. (There will be a drag strip on your right side about ½ mile before the road.)
4. Turn left onto 206th Avenue North.
5. The plant will be on the left about .31 miles down the road and the Professional Learning Center will be on the right.

From Interstate 80 – in Iowa
1. I-80 East to exit 1 (Route 84).
2. At the stop sign turn right onto Rt. 84 North.
3. Go 12 miles until to come to 206th Avenue North. (There will be a drag strip on your right side about ½ mile before the road.)
4. Turn left onto 206th Avenue North.
5. The plant will be on the left about .31 miles down the road and the Professional Learning Center will be on the right.

June 18
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.

June 18
Lodging

See the links on the upper right corner of the blog. The Destination Quad Cities link gives all the lodging available and other info about the area. There is also a link to a map of the area.

June 18
Banking

​The casinos in the area and Walmart are the two main places folks cash checks. The banks will no longer work with us to cash checks for individuals who do not have an account with their facility.