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"State of the Association" - VSRA President Crow Provides Annual Report

VSRA President Bill Crow
VSRA President Bill Crow

The first General Membership Luncheon Meeting of 2016 was held on Tuesday, January 26 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel, and featured VSRA President Bill Crow as he provided the Association's Annual Report. Crow spoke to the successes of VSRA and the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation in 2015, and the way-ahead for 2016.

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February General Membership Luncheon to Feature Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen

Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator
Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator

The February 2016 General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The guest speaker for the meeting will be the Honorable Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration.

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Recognition of Excellence: Annual Safety Award, Communications Leadership, and VSRA Instructors


VSRA's January General Membership Luncheon featured several presentations recognizing excellence across the Membership, including the 2015 Annual Safety Suggestion Award Winner, outgoing Communications Committee leadership team, and VSRA's best-in-the-nation instructor team.

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Making the Waterfront Cyber Secure

Scott Phillpott, Executive Director, Cyber Protection Resources
Scott Phillpott, Executive Director, Cyber Protection Resources

On the 2nd of October, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cyber Division, released an FBI Flash message identifying a group of overseas cyber actors who compromised and stole sensitive military information from US cleared defense contractors (CDCs) through cyber intrusions.  For many of us, these types of warnings go unheeded, as news reports of hackers stealing information is commonplace. 

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CELL PHONE ETIQUETTE

Marilyn Dorsey, Vice President, Seaside Staffing
Marilyn Dorsey, Vice President, Seaside Staffing

Seeing as this is quite a controversial subject about what is and what is not acceptable in terms of cell phone etiquette and safety, I have comprised a list of Do’s and Don’ts that I found on various websites that I feel we should ask ourselves or be aware of. 

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Per Diem Payments to Temporary Workers

Dawn L. Merkle, Esq., Partner, Government Contracts Practice Group, Willcox & Savage
Dawn L. Merkle, Esq., Partner, Government Contracts Practice Group, Willcox & Savage

 “Other employers should take note of this investigation.” – Frank McGriggs, Department of Labor, December 2015 (speaking about the DOL’s on-going investigation of staffing agencies and other employers who are compensating employees by “per diem” payments). 

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10th Annual LEGO Competition

2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists
2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists

The 10th Annual Ship Repair Industry Awareness LEGO Competition has officially launched, 18 Schools throughout the Hampton Roads area are participating! Just as we have in past years, this year we will need volunteers to serve as technical advisors and judges. We also need sponsors for this event! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and represent your company!

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2015/16 Career Days

Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event
Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event

VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!

Please CLICK HERE to view our Outreach Schedule

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NEW VSRA MEMBER COMPANIES

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of January, bringing the membership total to 249. Please join us in welcoming:

Sentara Occupational Medicine

 

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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