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« on: May 07, 2009, 03:21 »
On 5/5/09 Noramtec brought in the first non-ACTS Rad Tech in seven years. This breaks the ACTS, Inc. sole source staff augmentation monopoly and Sheila (ACTS, Inc. Recrtr.) is majorly P.O.ed. It has gotten to the point of an under the table offer to keep any other shop out of SRS and keep ACTS as the ONLY supplier of techs to SRS.
Why is ACTS, Inc. so bad? Let me count the ways.
1. No cost of living passed to the technicians for over 7 yrs. ACTS will always pay the least amount for techs. And tell you about right-to-work laws – TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.
2001 RdTch$22.18/hr    HsTch$22.19/hr
2008 RdTch$22.87/hr    HsTch$27.47/hr
   RT +3.1%         HT +19.2%
WE DO THE SAME JOBS!!!!!!
2. Inflates your paycheck by pro-rating and hourly paying your holiday hours. If you miss any time, whatsoever, you loose forever that portion of your holiday pay. Higher weekly tax bracket.
3. Vacation pay is pro-rated and held in escrow to be lump sum (40% tax) paid on your anniversary date. If you leave or terminate early (1 yr. agreement) for any reason, you lose your vacation pay. Also if you miss any time, whatsoever, you loose forever that portion of your vacation pay.
4. GREAT MEDICAL/ DENTAL PLAN?????   $1200/mo. Couple   $1500/mo. Family Both are 20/80% PPO w/ $1mil cap
5. You get to go to a buffet Christmas party and listen to the ACTS VP brag about the new corporate jet and his ambition to play as many golf courses around the U.S.
6. You wonder how a small minority (Hispanic female) owned company making over $100 Mil./yr is able to maintain a 5 year, no-bid, monopoly contract for 8 years.
And you also wonder of the ethics of a company that managed to shutout Bartlett Nuclear in a partnership. HMMMMMMM………
SRS is not a bad place to be. Good weather, good hunting, fishing, camping and recreation. Atlanta is 2 ½ hrs, Charlotte and Charleston 3 hrs, and D.C. hrs away. Stay away from South Augusta (Da Hood). The rest of Augusta, Evans, Martinez, GA and  North Augusta, Aiken, Barnwell, Williston, SC are all nice places. The site workers are great, just don’t bring any G.D.Yankee attitude with you (ass kicked and you will look like a popsicle with that pool cue stuck up there). Some house techS(nakes) WILL NOT like you. YOU ARE THERE TO TAKE THEIR JOB OR CHEAT THEM OUT OF OVERTIME!! This is how they can afford the new car every year and take annual cruises or vacations to Europe!! Management is sometimes w/o a KLEW. You have 10,000 people at SRS and less than 2500 workers (do the math).
D&D just received $1.6 B to cleanup 150 sq. miles in 30 months. These people need a LOT OF HELP to pull it off. Management has a tendency to always re-invent the wheel. And  work practices here lag back to 2001 technology (we just went to electronic surveys site wide last year).
WELCOME TO THE ASSYLUM, but remember CHAOS PAYS WELL.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 03:59 »
I am a teacher who has NO nuclear experience. I have a Bachelor's in Educational Psychology and a Master's in Counseling. Does SRS hire regular folks to be machine operators? Is there a such thing there? Where are the entry level jobs?

When this stimulus money was announced, the press releases said that around 40% of the needed workers wouldn't need a nuclear background. Well, I have been stalking the job boards for months and sending my resume' to different sub contractors with no such luck!

Where are the jobs for us "regular" folks who fit in to that 40% that they talked about?

TFE has an announcement for a Logistics/Expeditor that requires a high school diploma and 5 years experience or a college degree in lieu of experience. Well, I applied for it was was PROMPTLY told that I was not qualified. Thanks for nothin...now stop wasting our time.

Can anyone answer this question?  I'm so FRUSTRATED!  >:(

I was told that ACTS was looking for folk with college diplomas, didn't matter in what. Yeah, right! I have talked to every recruiter over there to no avail. There must be some secret to this that I don't know about. Help me out y'all, please.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 04:23 »
I feel your pain, although my pain is a little different.  I have about 10 yrs experience in nuclear, doing various positions.... and because I don't have 'that' piece of paper, I don't qualify... they won't even look twice at me... VERY frustrating, indeed!!

Good Luck to ya... I sure hope something turns around for you and soon.

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 01:07 »
If you have the teacher cert. apply for the training positions through VAS or Noramtec. ACTS will try to bring you in and give you the run around. Look for instructor positions and bone-up on science, biology and physics. SC Employment also has some training positions through Dave Walker. Good luck my friend. They are hiring 2000 people to work 30 months. Just remember...CHAOS PAYS WELL!! 8)

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 05:34 »
BetaAnt,

I hate to let the cat out of the bag, but 10,000 YANKEE'S are currently involved in the conspiracy to replace the entire working population of SRS!  Life on the plantation just wont be the same and fortification of venue's will no longer be accepted under the , "My Daddy's, Daddy's, Daddy", rule! 

I'm thinking you need to do a little homework on the ACTS/Bartlett relationship, thing may not "B" as they appear!

RG

 




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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 10:37 »
GLAD TO HERE INFORMATION ABOUT SRS.i don't quite understand negative attitude these companies are are enforcing.this area if they are who they professes to be contains God fearing ,Bible thumping believers.Now if you are just goning to church on sunday and raising hell m-s.question youseself. If they need help and refuse to hire people on their own misguided concept of what they want their supplemental staff to look like or be like they'll be in for a rude awakening in HEAVEN.(IF THEY OR ME MAKES IT) wE can only pray that their eyes ,ears and minds will be opened.something wrong with that picture and you desire chaos in youse life.just burnt grass not around long enough for d drama. oops  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 10:23 »
R-G,

We can only "Hope" for "Change" in September. Many of SRS personnel are being asked to submit a resume for the site restructure. As to the relationship, I have it on very good authority. :-X "B" still has no ACTceptable (sic) bid in for the ARRA projects. :o The plantation remains the same and 'my daddy's, daddy' hiring will remain as long as WSRC suppresses the wages. 8)

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2009, 07:51 »
Hello Folks,   I have said it before and now I am saying it again.  DO NOT COME TO WORK AT THIS SITE UNDER ACTS!!!!! Sign a work agreement with NORAMTEC or any other company but never with ACTS.  Once again they are proving that they only exist is screw the techs who work for them.  A couple of buddies of mine completed their 6 month work agreements and then went with NORAMTEC to take advantage of the higher pay and better bennies.  Now ACTS is tellling them that they will not pay them their vacation pay which was due to them at the completion of their work agreement.  It is even written in black and white on the signed paper. I think that the Dept. of Labor will be getting a couple of calls about this latest act od "dirty pool" from this sewage pond of a company. 

I must also add that they also screw the engineers, work planner, instructors and all other innocent folks who sign on with them to work at SRS.  I talked with one fella about a year ago who lived 76 miles away from SRS and ACTS REFUSED to pay him per diem because they said that they only pay if you lived 100 or more miles away.  What a cold hearted company!!!!  I feel sorry for Sheila, I think she is actually an innocent bystander in this mess.  She has always been my favorite person to talk to in the office.  Wishing you the best Sheila.
 
I think it is time everybody gangs together and just plain boycotts this company.  BetaAnt you have my support too.

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 10:27 »
1) If you want to apply for a permanent position at SRS, all external postings go through the South Carolina State employment agency. All state employment agencies have computers that will access agencies out of state. If you want to work at SRS, do what I did. Get off your duff and go down to the state agency on a weekly basis to see when the job opens up.

2) SRS is slow on stimulus programs. D&D is going s-l-o-w. This last Thursday they just came out with an organizational chart for D$D work. The Sec. of Energy has visited the site recently as well as our Senators. SRS is attempting to get even more money. My supervisor expects things to be in full swing by September. Planning is hit or miss at SRS. I have seen great planning and engineers that needed to be fired. Last week they decided to replace the decon shower. The planning has been going on for over 6 months. Ther first thing they do is to shut a valve to isolate the shower. As it turns out that valve also isolates the shower they were going to use as a back up for the decon shower. The engineer over the job finally showed up (first time at job site). No one had walked the system down. It makes things interesting. 

3) Everyone I know who have worked for ACTS, wished they didn't. The one time I went to apply with them, I was so disgusted with the people who operated the place, I wouldn't even submit through them.

4) I have worked for Dennis Trout (VAS) before.  I would rate him above ACTS.

5) ACTS is feeling the pinch. They have a sign outside that reads, "Preferred contractor since 2001."

6) Housing is available everywhere. The Aiken Standard had a full page of apartment rentals.

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 01:48 by Camella Black »
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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 07:53 »
The sign should read "SRS MONOPOLY SINCE 2001-THE BEST MONEY CAN BUY" :P

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 11:25 »
05-18-09 Can Anyone Out There In The SRS/Nuclear Community Tell Me The Salary Range             
              For Quality Engineers At SRS? Other Nuclear Sites In The Southeast?
              What Is The Salary Range As A Contract Engineer Through ACTS?  I am hearing
              $45 to $65 Per Hour For Contract Engineers.  Is This Correct?  Please Advise...

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 02:19 »
GLAD TO HERE INFORMATION ABOUT SRS.i don't quite understand negative attitude these companies are are enforcing.this area if they are who they professes to be contains God fearing ,Bible thumping believers.Now if you are just goning to church on sunday and raising hell m-s.question youseself. If they need help and refuse to hire people on their own misguided concept of what they want their supplemental staff to look like or be like they'll be in for a rude awakening in HEAVEN.(IF THEY OR ME MAKES IT) wE can only pray that their eyes ,ears and minds will be opened.something wrong with that picture and you desire chaos in youse life.just burnt grass not around long enough for d drama. oops  ;) ;) ;)
Posting mindless garbage like this makes you look like an idiot and drags the rest of us down.

P.S. You are someone who could definitely benefit from spell checker ..not sure if even that tool could have fixed this mess, though.

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 04:26 »
I do not know about contractors, but on site I know some QA inspectors that are grade 20 about 63K per year 40hrs. :)
And some QA's that are Grade 34 90+K per year salary. So I guess it depends on Education, work habits, Company needs, etc.  Not much but I hope this helps.
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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 07:13 »
Does anyone have contact information for specific recruiters that are hiring for SRS. I've applied using the general nameless HR email links for a Waste Remediation position and a few other similar jobs, but really wanted to follow-up and talk with a real person.

If anyone has any info or suggestions for landing one of the more entry level type of positions, that wouldn't necessarily require commercial nuke experience to qualify for, and wouldn't mind sharing I'd appreciate it.

Thanks

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009, 07:30 »
For the engineering rates ACTS pays $30-40/hr, others pay $40-65/hr depending on specialty and pedigree (i.e. letters behind your name,-PE, CSP, CIP, CHP, etc.). ACTS will always lowball the payscale and try to keep all others out.  :'(
AND WITH ACTS, YOU GET NOOOOOOO BENEFITS.  >:(
Except your paycheck and the prividge of working with a $125M/yr minority owned 'small' (?) business. 8)

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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2009, 08:16 »
I have seen alot of jobs posted, do they have any of the hires on site yet? How many techs are they looking for and when are the report dates


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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2009, 10:35 »
Just a handful of rescent (gone <1yr) returnees have been. The majority of 'sub' hires (about 60) will probably occur next week. Training and logistics are having to get up to speed (no training scheduled and no place to park you once you get here). There is a lot of turf fighting going on and everyone is preoccupied with preserving one's own little kingdom. 8)

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2009, 11:58 »
Posting mindless garbage like this makes you look like an idiot and drags the rest of us down.

P.S. You are someone who could definitely benefit from spell checker ..not sure if even that tool could have fixed this mess, though.
 
 
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 12:04 by RL »
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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2009, 08:19 »
Something is amiss at SRS. The buyer (SRS) is assigning personnel to different companies than the ones submitting resume's. Example, a Sr. RCT resume submitted by Noramtec was reassigned and detailed (i.e. employed) to ACTS, Inc. :'(
Boys and Girls, the fix is in and ACTS has probably paid-off someone to maintain their SRS monopoly. >:(
Low wages, no benefits, and crappy HR are what you can expect from ACTS.
Almost like Bartlett in the bad ole days before DOL/NLRB whacked them with a ruling and a fine. This time, for a proven violation, ACTS can loose the entire contract for misconduct under provisions of the Service Contracts Act. The only question is will SRS condone the conduct or do the right thing. :-X

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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2009, 10:08 »
RL,
Maybe so to everything you're saying, but, it's off-topic, and you being a gold member and all, you know you can start a thread for this elsewhere on the boards.
Folks are talking about "Facility & Company Information > Region II (South East) > Savannah River > Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC" on this thread, the ETC still expects we stay relevant to the intro,...

just a friendly nudge from a fellow GM on the proper use of the open forums,... Wink

Thanks, Marssism for catching this. Note to Snowman and RL and all others....

Please remember that this is an open forum and do not post rude comments which can cause harsh feelings leading to an all out war. This will cause the thread to be moved to a Gold Member Only area.

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2009, 10:46 »
[quote BetaAnt Something is amiss at SRS. The buyer (SRS) is assigning personnel to different companies than the ones submitting resume's. Example, a Sr. RCT resume submitted by Noramtec was reassigned and detailed (i.e. employed) to ACTS, Inc.

Before you start pointing fingers at anyone there is one thing that some people seem to forget at times. Only one company can submit your resume at SRS. Therefore if two or more companies submit it they will make you work for the one that submitted it first. This may be what happened to this person.


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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009, 01:17 »
[quote BetaAnt Something is amiss at SRS. The buyer (SRS) is assigning personnel to different companies than the ones submitting resume's. Example, a Sr. RCT resume submitted by Noramtec was reassigned and detailed (i.e. employed) to ACTS, Inc.

Before you start pointing fingers at anyone there is one thing that some people seem to forget at times. Only one company can submit your resume at SRS. Therefore if two or more companies submit it they will make you work for the one that submitted it first. This may be what happened to this person.


I KNOW THE TECH AND I KNOW HE ONLY SUBMITTED THROUGH NORAMTEC. WE ARE TRYING TO ESCAPE FROM ASTRID AND ACTS!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

He was screwed by the buyer and ACTS. :'(

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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009, 01:25 »
This is late in the game, but here is a link to all the contractors supplying personnel to SRS for the ARRA money.

http://65.161.194.155/Employment/tabid/79/Default.aspx

And for the lazy folk who don't know how to cut and paste...

To apply for positions at SRS available under the American Reconstruction & Recovery Act, please send your resume to one of the following Staff Augmentation Providers:
 
Professional

Astrid Contract Technical Services, Inc. (ACTS, Inc.), Contact: www.actsincorporated.com; siteresumes@actsincorporated.com

Edgewater Technical Associates, Contact: Leslie Kane, resume@edgewatertech.net   

National Engineering Services Corporation, Contact: Larry O’Keefe,  LOkeefe@natleng.com

Noramtec Consultants, Contact: Jenney Bae, jenney@noramtec.com

Project Services Group, Contact: Leah Boehm, leah.boehm@PSGInfo.com

Value Added Solutions Inc, Contact: Dennis Trout, dennis.trout@valueaddedsolutionsinc.com

Non-Professional (ex., Clerical, Administrative, Lab Tech, Emergency Response, Operations)

Career Personnel,Inc., Contact: Barbie Yonce,  byonce@careerpersonnel.com

To view available openings and apply for permanent positions with SRNS and SRNL, please follow the directions below:

All of our open positions are posted with South Carolina Employment Security Commission (SCESC)Job Service. To register with SCESC Job Service and to view SRNS and SRNL open positions:

Go to www.sces.org

Click on Jobs (left hand side of home page)

Click on South Carolina Job Link

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Re: Savannah River Site ACTS, Stimulas, ETC
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2009, 02:48 »
Beta, I don't know why you are yelling at me I was just posting to let other people know; that may not know the way it is there. I take offense to being yelled at when I don't even know who is doing the yelling. Hope you have a better day. Henry

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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009, 03:00 »
Beta, I don't know why you are yelling at me I was just posting to let other people know; that may not know the way it is there. I take offense to being yelled at when I don't even know who is doing the yelling. Hope you have a better day. Henry

I turned the volume down for you Henry.  8)

And for the lazy folk who don't know how to cut and paste...

I fixed your cut and paste for you Beta  ;)

 


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