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Above are some of the wonderful new employees that have joined the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) team.
|Human Resources News
|Second Petition For Consolidation
American Federation of Government Employees is petitioning for consolidation of the Marine Corps non-appropriated fund units represented by AFGE’s constituent locals with the U.S. Marine Corps worldwide unit that is represented by AFGE, AFL-CIO. The link below is the official NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES that is available on our employee bulletin board. It is our understand that the union is requesting that NAF bargaining unit employees be consolidated under the appropriated fund master labor agreement.
|CNA Long Term Care Insurance
Effective February 2016 CNA will no longer underwrite NEW LONG TERM CARE coverage. All existing CNA participants coverage will not be impacted – and coverage will remain as is. Headquartes is working with their procurement group on alternative options for our group Long Term Care insurance – to avoid any lapse in the opportunity to offer this valuable benefit to our eligible employees.
|Cyber Breach with Anthem
Last week there was a massive cyber breach with Anthem. Anthem is the parent company for Unicare and CalCare. Unicare is our group life insurance carrier. For group life with Unicare we do not send any PII for participants – so Unicare has no data on our employees that are enrolled in group life. We have received confirmation that the life group was not impacted by the Anthem cyber breach.
|Manager's View of Employee Training Summary
Recently we sent out a annual training requirement for two courses (Anti-Terrorism Level 1 and Sexual Assault Prevention & Response). Please monitor your employees completion of this training. The employee training summary for managers is located under Manager Self Service in Time and Attendance. The summary provides managers an opportunity to see the type of training their employees have already taken part in and gives them a better idea of potential training an employee might need.
|Associate Survey Results
In September of last year, our Main Store Employees (both Parris Island and Beaufort) participated in an employee survey. This survey is conducted every year in order to learn our employees’ concerns. We have attached the results for Beaufort, Parris Island and all of MCCS. Compared to 2013’s survey, both Beaufort and Parris Island increased the Associate Survey by four points. It is our goal to have an increase every year. This survey helps us to prioritize the workplace dimensions that are important to our Associates.
|Super Bowl Experience
My husband Sgt Tafari N. Delsol and I (Odetta Delsol) attended this year’s Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, AZ. It wasn’t as much about either team winning as it was experiencing the game live and all the fanfare that comes with it. Compared to last year’s game both teams played exceedingly well. From an HR perspective many companies should take notes from the
NFL concerning the human capital utilized by them to make such a major event a success. It is practical proof that hiring the right people in areas of Information Technology, Project Management, and Customer Service translate into bottom line results and enhance the NFL fan experience. No one was thinking about employees in any of the aforementioned departments or other functional areas during the game—that is a great thing because it means they were doing their duties efficiently and effectively. Hiring the right candidate for the right position can make all the difference and that is what we here in MCCS Human Resources, SC strive to do on a continual basis.
|Petition For Consolidation
Marine Corps Community Services is petitioning for consolidation of nine (9) non-appropriated fund (NAF) bargaining units exclusively represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The approximately 5600 non-appropriated employees in the affected bargaining units are employees of MCCS and the Billeting Fund. As these employees perform common functions and duties; work within the same general organizational structure and in facilities operated by MCCS and the Billeting Fund; are subject to the same chain of command (MCCS); share the same general working conditions; are governed by the same NAF personnel and LMR policies; are serviced by the same personnel office (MCCS Headquarters through the local NAF HROs); and share the same pay system (which are different and separate from the Appropriated Fund Systems) there is a community of interest among these employees. Below is a summary of the purpose of the petition: The MCCS mission is to oversee, plan, direct, coordinate, and execute Marine and Family Programs; to communicate, advocate and educate Marine and Families on accessible services and points of availability; and, to provide capabilities to operational commanders that support individual and unit readiness. To support that, MCCS is undergoing a major transformation to provide service to marines and their families as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, with a goal of maximizing use of resources, including human resources. This includes: (1) regionalization and centralization where possible (logistics, purchasing); (2) use of workforce shaping techniques; (3) use of standardized staffing patterns and position descriptions where appropriate; (4) clear definition of the qualifications and skills of the workforce to better meet the needs of the Agency now and in the future; (5) improved labor/management relations; (6) better and more available employee training: (7) strategic use of contracting authorities; (8)strategic use of cutting edge technologies: (9) and, better policy enforcement among other efforts to improve customer service. All of these efforts are being initiated and overseen by Headquarters, MCCS. The myriad program changes being made as described in paragraph 2, will require a stronger LMR program, with consistency across the enterprise for both negotiations and LMR advice and guidance. Local negotiations cannot support this consistency. The link below is the official NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES that is available on our employee bulletin board.
|Do you have the Qualifications to be a MCCS Supervisor?
A supervisor should have the following 3 major qualifications. 1. Leadership Skills – Understand the proper way to encourage and motivate employees. 2. Activity Knowledge – Knowledge of the process and functions of the activity. 3. MCCS Knowledge – Knowledge about our services and what is new with MCCS.
|What is a Reassignment?
A reassignment is a permanent change of position. The employee is reassigned from one position to another at the same grade. Employee will sign a copy of the new position description and the action will be entered in PeopleSoft. Pay adjustment will only occur if the new position is in a different tier or sub-band of the same grade.
|Did You Know MCCS Matches Your Contributions To The 401K Plan?
If you are not enrolled in the 401(k) plan you are missing out on “FREE MONEY”. Below is the matching chart.
|If actively enrolled in 401(k) & Retirement Plan 1% incentive employer contribution plus:
|1 percent of gross pay.
||1 percent of gross pay.
|2 percent of gross pay.
||2 percent of gross pay.
|3 percent of gross pay.
||3 percent of gross pay.
|4 percent of gross pay.
||3.5 percent of gross pay.
|5+ percent of gross pay.
||4 percent of gross pay.
MCCS currently has a three years vesting schedule. In other words, the employer match becomes yours after three years of participation.
|Reminder - Unauthorized Uses of NAFI Owned and Leased Vehicles
Marine Corps Order 4651.4 Change 1 mandates a 30 day suspension without pay for any willful misuse of a government vehicle by a civilian employee. Unauthorized vehicle use includes any of the following:
a. Conducting personal business or the personal use by an employee of a NAFI.
b. Transporting employees to and from their place of personal residence.
c. Traveling to and from or stopping at eating establishments, commercial retail business, or recreational facilities whether on or off the installation, unless specifically required as part of official duties, such as an MCCS supervisor inspecting the Marine Mart, or if authorized while on official travel orders.
d. Will not use intoxicants, tobacco products, a personal digital assistant (PDA) , or communication devices, such as a cell phone, Smartphone, or BlackBerry while operating the vehicle.
e. Family members or other unofficial passengers may not use or be trsnported by NAF vehicles, unless they are passengers participating in an MCCS sponsored event or activity.
Vincent Ferguson, Bowling Center PI
Sarah Nelson, MCX PI
Blanca Luna, MCX PI
Elizabeth Karr, MCX PI
Krista Guinn, MCX PI
Stephanie Keys, Traditions
Erin Greene, Food Court PI
Nicholas Todd, Food Court PI
Ann Hunter, LB Seven Day Store
Krista Hoff, Main Store MCAS
Marenna Robinson, Main Store MCAS
Natalia Reece, Main Store MCAS
Shaquiella Holmes, Main Store PI
Javasia Brown, Main Store PI
Ceira Miller, Main Store PI
Makayla Bing, Main Store PI
Carrolynn Willis, Main Store PI
Sean Kearns, Traditions PI
Length of Service
Ditmar Johnson, Education Center
Sarhi Wiggins, Family Readiness
Joan Gregory, MCX PI
Katie Gottschalk, Property
Theresa Lightburn, Food Court MCAS
Lillie Jiles, Food Court MCAS
George Toman, Golf Course Maintenance
Debbie Harris, TLF
Gloria Scott, CDC MCAS
Donna Humphreys, Library MCAS
Elaine Shepherd, Main Store PI
Wilhemina Smalls, Main Store PI
Quanisha Bonds, Child Development Center MCAS
Carolyn Teague, Fitness Center MCAS
Adynne Dilley, Food Court PI
Michael Raggett, Traditions PI
Audra Smith, Main Store PI
Melissa Cruz, Youth Sports