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VA Senator Frank Wagner to Speak at VSRA Membership March Meeting

Senator Frank Wagner, Virginia's 7th District
Senator Frank Wagner, Virginia's 7th District

The next VSRA General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in the Holley Ballroom (1st Floor). The featured Guest Speaker will be Senator Frank Wagner of Virginia's 7th District.

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Featured Article: Civil Penalties - Going Up Again: Review of Fines and Penalties

John A. (Jack) Martone, The American Equity Underwriters (AEU)
John A. (Jack) Martone, The American Equity Underwriters (AEU)

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, which administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, has released Industry Notice No. 160, dated January 25, 2017.  The purpose of Notice No. 160 is to announce the latest increase in civil monetary penalties effective as of January 13, 2017. Here is a brief summary of the changes.

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RDML Downey Addresses VSRA Membership

RDML James Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center
RDML James Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center

The February Meeting of the VSRA General Membership was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The featured Guest Speaker was RDML James P. Downey, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center and Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command.

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Featured Article: Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads - Portraits by Glen McClure

Glen McClure, Photographer
Glen McClure, Photographer

My name is Glen McClure, and I’m a Norfolk native who makes his living as a photographer, based in this old seaport city. A couple of years ago, while driving along the Elizabeth River, I glanced over at several shipyards I was passing and noticed (not for the first time) the many cranes and ships and equipment and people with tool belts working, and it hit me: my next portrait project should be the workers in these yards.

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11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual Lego Competition


The 11th Annual Ship Repair Virtual LEGO Competition is underway! With 22 SCHOOLS registered to compete, this year promises to be our biggest and best ever!

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2017 11th Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards - NOW OPEN for Nominations!


Nominate the BEST of your best Tradespeople now!  The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior 5 years or more in trade experience.

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2017 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar Register NOW!


Click here to register for the upcoming VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  

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New VSRA Member Companies

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of February, bringing the membership total to 253. Please join us in welcoming:

Chase Supply, Inc

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Career Day Volunteers Needed!

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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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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