Monthly Archives: April 2011
2011.04 & 2011.05 ~ U.S. Air Force Civilian career tips are focus of upcoming webcasts, May and June 2011
Civilian career tips are focus of upcoming webcasts
by Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Civilian Airmen will learn how to plan for their next job, how education affects their careers, and more during webcasts tailored for specific grade-groups in May and June.
Hosted by the Air Force Personnel Center civilian force integration directorate, the webcasts support Air Force commitment to developing Airmen, said Loretta Brown, leadership development program office chief.
“The Air Force deliberately develops all Airmen to ensure they are able to fully contribute to the mission, and achieve their own career goals,” Ms. Brown said. “These webcasts will help civilian Airmen understand their growth options and enable them to plan their careers.”
Civilian institutional development programs exist at every leadership level in a “continuum of learning” created in 2009 to ensure civilians have opportunities to achieve necessary proficiency levels. In support of that continuum, the webcasts will focus specifically on what people in three grade groups need to know.
May 12 webcasts will be tailored to GS-14 and GS-15 employees. May 26 information will be for GS-12 and GS-13 employees, and June 21 webcasts will be for GS-7 through GS-11 Airmen. Supervisors are also encouraged to listen in so that they are able to assist and support their employees’ development plans. Subject matter experts will be online to provide real-time answers to questions during the 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. central time webcasts.
To join the webcast, go to https://connect.dco.dod.mil/dpi. Those registered with the Defense Connect Online tool will use their user names and passwords to log in, but participants can log in as guests as well. Login will be available 30 minutes prior to the webcast, and those who login as guests must provide their names and bases to be invited to the session.
Some computers may not run the program, which requires Adobe® Flash Player 8. To ensure they have access, those who plan to participate should test their configuration at https://connect.dco.dod.mil/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
For more information about civilian education and development opportunities or other personnel issues, visit the Air Force personnel services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/home, or call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 or DSN 665-5000.
USAF Manpower, Personnel and Services News
Release No: 100
April 25, 2011
Varen Technologies is ranked #7 on the Top 50 Fastest Growing government contracting companies in the Washington DC area.
Varen is an Intelligence Services Provider focusing on information technology services and solutions for the Defense and Intelligence Communities. We provide high caliber intelligence professionals to assist in all aspects of systems implementation, delivering leading edge solutions using the latest tools and technologies.
Varen Technologies will be recruiting for those positions shown below at the USADefenseIndustryJobs.com CAREER FAIR on April 29th, 2011 in Springfield, Virginia. More info at http://www.intelligencecareers.com/careerfairs/index_careerevent.cfm?cfevid=238
Varen’s services span from initial concepts (strategic) through implementation (programmatic, development, implementation and maintenance), with an emphasis on architectures that are adapting to the information sharing environment.
Varen specializes in Program Management Support, Systems Engineering, Intel Analysis, Product Support Services, Enterprise Services, and Change Management.
With offices located within the Metropolitan DC area, Varen is staffed with an experienced management team with solid technical expertise. We bring a full range of skills and over 60 years of systems and Intelligence Community experience.
These positions require a TS/SCI with a Full Scope Polygraph
1. Multimedia Developer
2. System Engineer
3. Application Tester
4. Systems Integrator
6. Database Developer
7. Database Administrator
8. Configuration Manager
9. Project Manager
10. Web Developer
11. Network Administrator
12. System Architect
13. Business Process Manager
14. Quality Assurance
The following position require a TS/SCI with a CI Polygraph
1. Watch Officers
2. Intelligence Analysts (counterterrorism)
HOT JOBS HOT JOBS HOT JOBS
AECOM National Security Programs seeks professionals with DoD security clearances for positions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Virginia.
You can meet with AECOM National Security Programs recruiters:
USADefenseIndustryJobs.com CAREER FAIR on April 29th, 2011 Springfield, Virginia.
CI/HUMINT Special Advisor – Afghanistan ~~ Serves as a senior advisor, a GS-14 equivalent with 10 or more years of CI and HUMINT experience and/or civilian graduation from the post graduate program ~~ Should have a minimum of 4 years experience at GS-13 equivalent level in CI/HUMINT with experience in NATO-led operational environment ~~ Experience in NATO-led operational environment and/or the Middle East ~~ Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required ~~ A Masters level degree is preferred
Counterintelligence Support Specialist – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years of Counterintelligence (CI) support experience is required ~~ Bachelor’s degree is preferred ~~ Top secret clearance is required for some positions and Secret clearance is acceptable for others
HUMINT Support Specialist – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years of HUMINT analyst experience ~~ Bachelor’s degree is preferred ~~ Top secret clearance is required for some positions and Secret clearance is acceptable for others
Senior CI Support Specialist – Afghanistan ~~ At least 8 years of Counterintelligence support experience ~~ Bachelor’s degree is preferred ~~ Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required
Senior HUMINT Support Specialist – Afghanistan ~~ At least 8 years of Counterintelligence support experience ~~ Bachelor’s degree is preferred ~~ Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required
CI/HUMINT Database Manager – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years of CI/HUMINT database experience ~~ Bachelor’s degree is preferred ~~ Top Secret/SCI clearance is required
All-Source Intelligence Analysts – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years of analytical experience within DoD or equivalent Government agencies. ~~ Experience in either IED/C-IED, CT, Afghanistan, South West Asia regional issues and HUMINT or political/military analysis preferred. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 35F, 350F, 18F, 35D, 34A or service equivalent. Top Secret clearance is required for some positions, while a Secret clearance is acceptable for others.
HUMINT Analysts – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years of HUMINT analytical experience within DoD or equivalent Government agencies. ~~ Experience in either IED/C-IED, CT, Afghanistan, South West Asia regional issues and HUMINT, CI or military analysis preferred. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 35L/M, 351L/M, 180A, 18F, 35D/35E, 1N, 35F, 350F, 18F, 35A, 34A or equivalent. ~~ Top Secret clearance is required for some positions, while a Secret clearance is acceptable for others. Collection Managers – Afghanistan ~~ At least 3 years of collection management operational experience within DoD or equivalent Government agencies. ~~ Background in IMINT collection platform capabilities, collection management planning, synchronization, execution and assessment preferred. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 35F, 350F, 18F, 35D, 34A or service equivalent. Top Secret clearance is required for some positions, while a Secret clearance is acceptable for others.
SIGINT Analysts – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years SIGINT experience within DoD or equivalent Government agencies. ~~ Shall be knowledgeable of Army/Joint SIGINT procedures, data processing systems such as CIDNE, RT-RG, NSANet and associated SIGINT databases/search engines. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 35S/P, 35B, 352N/P/Q/R/S, 18F or equivalent. Position requires a TS/SCI and a current CI-Scope Polygraph.
CIDNE Operators – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years experience operating and/or performing system administration on automated information processing systems. ~~ Experience with CIDNE and high level of proficiency operating, maintaining and troubleshooting database software tools is preferred. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 25B, 25N, 35F or service equivalent. Top Secret clearance is required for some positions, while a Secret clearance is acceptable for others.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Managers – Afghanistan ~~ At least 4 years experience operating and/or performing system administration on automated information processing systems. ~~ Experience with CIDNE preferred. Lean Six Sigma or equivalent quality assurance/quality control training/experience preferred. ~~ This position requires former Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), 25B, 25N, 35F or service equivalent. Top Secret clearance is required for some positions, while a Secret clearance is acceptable for others.
Break-Fix Technicians/ Desktop Support- Arlington, VA ~~ Performs hardware diagnostics and coordinates repairs. ~~ Installs and tests personal computers, printers, and other peripherals; configures operating systems. ~~ Build PCs for deployment including imaging, ghosting, and configuration.
Privacy Safeguards Specialist- Washington, DC ~~ Provide support for monitoring and reviewing Federal Government compliance with privacy requirements of the Federal Information Systems Management Act portion of the E-Government Act. ~~ Plans and carries out assignments and develops new privacy database methods, approaches, and procedures for approval by the government.
Helpdesk Technicians- Dulles, VA ~~ Experience handling Tier I & II appropriate resolutions towards migrating Oracle EBS 11.5.10 or higher. ~~ Will provide customer assistance to 2000+ employees using Service Desk Management System for tracking on ERP program implementation upgrade.
Configuration Management Specialist- Washington, DC ~~ Identify, control, maintain, and verify the versions of all configuration items and their attributes and relationships in the infrastructure environment ~~ ERP systems implementation experience including software administration, configuration management environments for all assigned development projects throughout the entire development lifecycle. ~~ Define, implement, and document software deployment strategies and installation procedures.
Desktop Field Support Specialists- Multiple Locations ~~ Comprehensive knowledge of PC hardware, peripherals, and software experience of three + years. ~~ Experience with network data backups and restores; performing network troubleshooting, including cabling, network interfaces and connectivity. ~~ Assist in supporting all LAN/WAN based applications as well as install, configure and maintain all server class operating systems.
Firewall Technicians- Colorado Springs, CO ~~ Responsible for the operations and maintenance of all firewall devices. ~~ Responsible for assisting with the establishment and development of a secure infrastructure, based on client needs, U.S. Government guidance and industry best practices. ~~ Will operate and maintain, assist with the design modification and documentation security configuration for applications, network devices that include: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and other equipment and software.
Military Analyst (MA) – Military experience is essential- Iraq ~~ Former Army Special Forces, Intelligence, Civil-Military Operations preferred with appropriate regional experience ~~ Possess professional knowledge and experience in Counter Insurgency (COIN), Foreign Internal Defense (FID) ~~ 5 years of pertinent tactical / operational military experience ~~ Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience ~~ Coalition or U.S. Secret security clearance
Iraqi Advisor (IA) – Iraq ~~ Must possess significant tribal, political, religious, business and/or military connections in Iraq (preferably possess established ties within the area of operations) ~~ Fluent language skills in English, Arabic and/or local dialects ~~ 5 years experience working, studying, or interacting with Iraqi communities (Age 21 +5 years experience) ~~ Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience ~~ Coalition or U.S. Secret security clearance
Special Advisor (SA) – Iraq ~~ US or Western-oriented citizen with an Iraqi background, committed to the reconstruction and development of a democratic Iraq ~~ Subject matter expertise of specific value to the US and Coalition Forces in focus areas ~~ Level III ILR for speaking, listening, reading, and writing both Arabic and English ~~ Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience ~~ Coalition or U.S. Secret security clearance
Senior Advisor (SA) – Iraq ~~ Have a previous history of working with Coalition forces; possess significant tribal, political, religious, business and/or military connections in Iraq; established ties to key figures in Iraqi society relevant to the required area of expertise ~~ Level III ILR for speaking, listening, reading, and writing both Arabic and English ~~ Hold a Master’s degree or higher in social sciences ~~ Coalition or U.S. Secret security clearance
Special Advisor for Army Aviation- Iraq ~~ Iraqi native with Secret clearance required, Aviation experience or ability to interpret complex aviation technical and mechanical information required. ~~ Must be able to pass Iraqi Dialect Arabic and English reading, speaking and writing at an ILR level 3- Location Iraq.
Special Advisor Civil Engineer – Iraq ~~ Iraqi native, BA degree and Secret clearance required. ~~ Must be able to pass Iraqi dialect Arabic and English reading, speaking and writing at an ILR level 3- Location
Sranan Tongo Linguist – Chantilly, VA ~~ Must be cleared or clearable DOD secret ~~ Must pass at an ALTA ILR level 3 in the target language and English reading and writing.
GA Linguist – Chantilly, VA ~~ Must be cleared or clearable DOD secret ~~ Must pass at an ALTA ILR level 3 in the target language and English reading and writing.
Azeri Linguist – Chantilly, VA ~~ Must be cleared or clearable DOD secret. ~~ Must pass at an ALTA ILR level 3 in the target language and English reading and writing.
Miskito Linguist – Chantilly, VA ~~ Must be cleared or clearable DOD secret. ~~ Must pass at an ALTA ILR level 3 in the target language and English reading and writing.
Spanish Linguist – Northeast region, Boston/Connecticut area ~~ Must be cleared or clearable DOD secret. ~~ Must pass at an ALTA ILR level 3 in the target language and English reading and writing.
Afghan Advisor – Afghanistan ~~ Qualified Candidate will support USFOR-A in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating open source information ~~ U.S. Citizen with DoD Interim Secret Clearance. ~~ Familiar with Afghan society and culture. ~~ Experience with personal computers and software including Microsoft Word. ~~ Familiar with Dari/Pashtu keyboard ~~ Must have strong written and oral skills to liaise with senior US and Afghan leadership and individuals at all levels of Afghan society
Senior Reports Analysts (SRA) – Afghanistan ~~ Possess advanced level education, training. And experience in the field of military operations research and analysis. ~~ Be an expert in the study of military analysis and problem solving to provide responsible commanders and staff agencies with at scientific basic for decision-making. ~~ DOD Secret Clearance or higher.
Note: most jobs remain open for 2-14 days. If this job is no longer available then you will be presented with similar job listings that are open.
Entry Level Engineer
============= Praemittias Group Inc. will be recruiting for this job at the USADefenseIndustryJobs.com CAREER FAIR on April 29th, 2011 in Springfield, Virginia. More info at http://www.intelligencecareers.com/careerfairs/index_careerevent.cfm?cfevid=238 =============
The Engineering Services Division of Praemittias Group Inc. (PGI) is seeking Entry Level Engineering candidates to support a broad range of engineering activities from conception to design to prototyping to production and through to long term product support.
PGI develops products for military and governmental applications from product inception through the entire life cycle including product support in Central and Southwest Asia, and also offers a variety of engineering services to Government Agencies.
We seek versatile engineering candidates who offer an outstanding work ethic and the ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements by using their broad-based engineering skill set to learn and master new development tools and provide contributions including, but not limited to, hardware design, software development and engineering test activity.
Specific duties may include: ~~ Software development in Java, C, C# and other languages. ~~ Hardware development using Solidworks, Altium, Vision and other tools. ~~ Automated test support using NI LabVIEW. ~~ Field testing of products. ~~ Engineering prototype build-out using soldiering and hand assembly skills. ~~ Using hand tools to build cables and test boards.
Required Skills or Attributes: Must be a U.S. citizen with ability to gain a DoD security clearance. Possess at least a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an Accredited University
Possess superlative written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills A tireless work ethic and love of good work is required. Reside, or be willing to relocate to, within 30 miles of the PGI office in Lorton, VA.
====================== Note: most jobs remain open for 2-14 days. If this job is no longer available then you will be presented with similar job listings that are open. ======================
MELBOURNE, FL and ST. LOUIS, MO /PRNewswire/ ~~
~~ Facility provides geospatial data for use by various federal agencies
~~ Expansion doubles space available for production tasks
~~ Harris first opened St. Louis office in 2009
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has unveiled its expanded St. Louis facility, which supports programs for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and other federal agencies in the area. Representatives from the NGA and Harris today toured the newly expanded facility and participated in technology demonstrations.
The office, located in the historic Blanke Building at 1310 Papin Street, now has double the space previously available for production of high-resolution, imagery-derived geospatial data. Harris provides imagery processing, feature data extraction, mapping and charting, and production management for the NGA’s Global Geospatial-Intelligence (GGI) program. These intelligence products are provided by the NGA to policy makers, military decision makers and warfighters. The products also can be tailored to support civilian federal agencies and select international organizations.
The Harris facility in St. Louis provides independent quality assurance services of geospatial data created by Harris in its Melbourne, Florida production centers. The expanded space will provide additional capacity for geospatial production, data maintenance and “product on demand.”
“This expansion will support additional capabilities in production and quality assurance,” said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. “The proximity of this office to the facilities of the NGA and other federal agencies here in St. Louis facilitates collaborative relationships with our customers. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the local business community since we first opened the office in 2009.”
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees ~~ including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
SOURCE Harris Corporation
Web Site: http://www.harris.com
Opportunities for Experienced Mechanical and Electrical Engineers at Company’s US Headquarters in Attleboro, Massachusetts
ATTLEBORO, MA /PRNewswire/ ~~ Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST), a leading manufacturer of sensors and controls, today announced it will hold an engineering career fair on Thursday, April 28 at the company’s US headquarters in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The fair will run from 3 – 6 p.m. ET.
Job opportunities are currently available for experienced Mechanical, Electrical, Process and Magnetic Engineers in addition to engineers in other departments such as Demand Planning, Marketing, Purchasing, Program Management, and Quality departments.
Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to speak with company hiring leaders and learn more about the company’s products and culture.
Candidates who are interested in learning more about the fair should visit http://www.sensata.jobs/cfair11.htm for further details.
About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Majority-owned by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, and its co-investors, Sensata employs approximately 11,500 people in nine countries. Our products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit our web site www.sensata.com.
SOURCE Sensata Technologies N.V.
Web Site: http://www.sensata.com
Audiologists, Dietitians and Software Engineers Among Least Stressful Professions
CARLSBAD, CA /PRNewswire/ ~~ Audiologist, a practitioner who assesses and treats hearing disorders, is ranked as the nation’s least stressful profession, according to the new CareerCast.com 2011 report on the least and most stressful jobs.
More than half of the 10 least stressful professions are in the health care field, including Audiologist (1), Dietitian (2), Dental Hygienist (5), Speech Pathologist (6), Occupational Therapist (9) and Chiropractor (10). Software Engineer (3), Computer Programmer (4), Philosopher (7) and Mathematician (8) rounded out the 10 least stressful professions.
“Professions that involve low stress have very little danger and minimal physical demands, both of which can compound stress,” explains Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. “Job seekers who want a laid back career and a high quality of life should look for professions that involve shorter work weeks, low pressure and little competition, like those that ranked in our top 10 least stressful professions list.”
CareerCast.com’s stressful jobs report also found that the most stressful profession for 2011 is Commercial Airline Pilot. Certainly a Southwest Airlines pilot can attest to that, after a hole ripped through the fuselage en route to Sacramento, Calif., recently, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing in the Arizona desert.
Interestingly, four of the top 10 most stressful professions are media-related: Public Relations Executive (2), Photojournalist (4), Newscaster (5) and Advertising Account Executive (6).
“Jobs in communications can be high pressure, especially for public relations executives handling crisis situations, newscasters who go on-air with little or no time for preparation, and photojournalists working in dangerous environments,” says Lee. “And as traditional forms of communication transition to digital, those who want to remain employed need to embrace new technologies or find a new career.”
CareerCast.com’s 2011 report on the least and most stressful professions surveyed 200 different jobs, measuring work environment, job competitiveness and risk to determine the rankings. The criteria used by CareerCast.com researchers include 11 different factors that invoke stress. Each factor was assigned a range of points, and a high score was given if it was a major part of the job, while fewer points were given if it wasn’t normally required.
CareerCast.com’s Lowest Stress Professions:
1. Audiologist 2. Dietitian 3. Software Engineer 4. Computer Programmer 5. Dental Hygienist 6. Speech Pathologist 7. Philosopher 8. Mathematician 9. Occupational Therapist 10. Chiropractor
CareerCast.com’s Highest Stress Professions:
1. Commercial Airline Pilot 2. Public Relations Executive 3. Corporate Executive, Senior 4. Photojournalist 5. Newscaster 6. Advertising Account Executive 7. Architect 8. Stockbroker 9. Emergency Medical Technician 10. Real Estate Agent
Visit www.CareerCast.com to view the full report.
CareerCast.com, created by Adicio, is a job search site that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across North America, job-hunting, career-management and HR-focused editorial content, videos and blogs, and provides recruiters with the ability to post jobs directly to more than 800 niche career sites. CareerCast.com also compiles the Jobs Rated Report (www.jobsrated.com), where 200 jobs across North America are ranked based on detailed analysis of specific careers factors as well as a monthly employment index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online.
CONTACT: Beth Brody of Brody PR, +1-609-397-3737, Beth@Brodypr.com, for CareerCast.com
Web Site: http://www.careercast.com
SAIC wants to meet cleared professionals
Come meet the SAIC management staff along with the SAIC recruiting at the 2011 Veterans Job Fair being held on May 3rd at the American Legion and VRW at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:30am-2:30pm Army Reserve Center Building # 14401 15th and Lane Avene Fort Gordon, Georgia
SAIC has multiple opportunities for SIGINT professionals in the areas of GeoSpatial Analysis and GeoLocation Operators at Fort Gordon, GA. A TS/SCI with CI Poly is required.
All positions require a current and active TS/SCI w/ CI Poly as well as the desire/ability to obtain a TS/SCI w/ Full-Scope Poly.
The GREYGOOSE II is an intelligence analysis support contract vehicle for intelligence analysis professionals to perform related tasks in direct support of government analysts and national security requirements. Our intelligence analysts will provide support operations at Fort Gordon. Tasks performed by our personnel include research, analysis, draft report generation, technical analysis, and database maintenance.
We are seeking experienced SIGINT professionals for these exciting Mission Support roles.
Specific positions currently available include:
~~ SIGINT GeoSpatial Analysts – With SIGINT skills, knowledge, and experience the candidates will apply geospatial analysis techniques against assigned targets using an in-depth understanding of GeoSpatial communication systems and technology to include airborne collection, mission management and execution. This is a 24-hour operation and shift work is required.
~~ GeoLocation Operators – Candidates will produce geo-location data to support the development of various intelligence reports. Using Geospatial skills and knowledge, the qualified candidate will manage and facilitate the prosecution and analysis of collection data files. Additionally, the candidate will conduct general and directed radio frequency searches on targets of interest in the OEF Theater of Operation. This is a 24-hour operation and shift work is required.
~~ Tactical Collection Coordinators – Candidates will provide SIGINT collection operations support, SIGINT collection research and analysis, and coordinate with internal and external entities to optimize collection. The candidate will coordinate SIGINT collection between tactical, theater, and national collectors. National-Tactical collection experience is required to provide technical guidance in establishing and modifying operating procedures in a dynamic SIGINT environment in support of major military commands. Experience with remote collection systems involving Digital Receiver Technology is of great benefit. The candidate will submit SIGINT tasking request for tactical and national collectors to satisfy the customer’s requirements and will also answer Requests for Information.
~~ SIGINT Analyst Reporters – Candidates will support the development of various reports, presentations, and documentation. Duties will include information gathering from various sources, intelligence analysis, report preparation, and interfacing with the government client in order to resolve issues or present status of various assignments. Shift work may be required.
Universal Health Care ~ Only One in Six Employers Favor a Universal Health Care System Funded by Tax Dollars
New Survey Reports Employer Opinions on Health Care Benefits and More
INDIANAPOLIS, IN /PRNewswire/ ~~ Despite concerns about the impact of rising health care costs on their businesses and employees, only one in six employers (16.3 percent) say they favor a federally tax-funded universal health care system, according to the 2011 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey.
Nearly all (99.4 percent) top decision makers are concerned with the impact of health care costs are having or are going to have on their overall corporate costs, according to newly released data. More than 50 percent said it is a critical concern. Just slightly fewer (97.9 percent) are also concerned with the impact health care costs are having on their employees, up nearly 20 percent from three years ago and nearly identical to last year. These results were consistent regardless of industry, employee size category or geographic region. Additional findings presented in the survey include:
~~ 96.9 percent of employers still believe a good benefits program helps attract good employees while 93.8 percent believe good benefits keep employees from leaving.
~~ Employers are less prepared to meet the legislative and regulatory requirements placed upon them, and those requirements are becoming increasingly complex.
~~ Nearly three-quarters of the employers responding felt there is a definite role for the federal government to play regarding health: requiring the disclosure of cost and quality information of hospitals and physicians.
“On an encouraging note, there is a trend of employers implementing wellness and health management strategies that they feel are having a positive impact on chronic conditions and the effectiveness of these programs in general,” according to William Stafford, Vice President, Member Services.
The UBA 2011 Benefit Opinions Survey includes employer perspectives on Health Care Strategy, Benefits Philosophy and Opinion, Health Plan Management, Personal Health Management, Scope of Benefits Offered and Employee Communications.
Copies of the UBA 2011 Benefit Opinions Survey are available for purchase after May 1 by downloading the order form or through the nearest UBA Member Firm listed on the UBA website at www.UBAbenefits.com.
ABOUT THE UBA SURVEYS – The 2011 UBA Benefit Opinion Survey complements the 2010 UBA Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest comprehensive and validated survey of plan design and costs, with responses from 17,113 health plans sponsored by 11,413 employers nationwide. As the largest survey of its kind, the UBA Health Plan Survey provides health plan benchmarks by a greater number of specific industries, regions and employer size categories than is available from any other resource.
ABOUT UNITED BENEFIT ADVISORS – United Benefit Advisors is a member-owned alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms with offices in more than 165 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and is one of the nation’s top five employee benefits advisory organizations. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Members collaborate with more than 2,000 professionals to seek out ideas, expertise and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from our shared wisdom should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com to locate their local UBA Member Firm.
SOURCE United Benefit Advisors
CONTACT:William Stafford Vice President, Member ServicesPhone: 317-705-1800 bstafford@UBAbenefits.com
Web Site: http://www.UBAbenefits.com
The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), the leading organization for virtual assistants worldwide, announces its 2011-2012 Board of Directors; the IVAA, a non-profit trade association, represents its membership and continues to promote and educate the public about the virtual assistant industry
HENDERSON, NV /PRNewswire/ ~~ During the last election cycle in February, the members of the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), the leading organization for virtual assistants worldwide, voted to fill vacancies on the IVAA Board. The IVAA (http://www.ivaa.org) welcomes to its international Board of Directors, Kimberly Grass of Newmarket, NH; Terry Green of Baltimore, OH; Kylie Short of Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia; and Kimberley Thomas-Catanzaro of Palm City, FL. Although the IVAA membership ranges from multiple countries, this is the first time in its 10 years the IVAA has included a board member from Australia (Kylie Short).
IVAA, a non-profit trade association, represents its membership and continues to promote and educate the public about the virtual assistant industry. The Board of Directors of IVAA serve a three-year term and oversee various departments to ensure the smooth running of member services, providing public resources such as requests for proposals (RFPs) to contract virtual assistants, and govern the organization.
Newly elected Officers are:
President: Doreen DeJesus, Ambicionz Vice President/President Elect: Carla Wilson, Wilson VA Legal & Identity: Marsha Kopan, Executive Secretarial Services Secretary/Historian: Lara Nieberding, The Data Digger Treasurer: Kimberley Thomas-Catanzaro, On-Line Secretary
The following Directors join the Officers:
Director of Certification: Kimberly Grass, K Grass Business Consulting Director of Member Benefits: Terry Green, Fastype VA Services, Inc. Web Director: Terri Orlowski, beyond the office Director of Membership: Laura Pumo, OfficeDEVA Director of Marketing: Nancy Seeger, Arts Assistance Director of Research & Development: Kylie Short, Tilda Virtual
Bios of the current Board of Directors can be found at http://www.ivaa.org/?page=Board_Bios.
Returning Board Directors are Doreen DeJesus, Carla Wilson, Marsha Kopan, Lara Nieberding, Terri Orlowski, Laura Pumo, and Nancy Seeger. The IVAA thanks outgoing Directors Jeannine Clontz, President; Kelly Poelker, Treasurer; Lauren Hidden, and Michelle Murphy. The IVAA Board of Directors began the new term on April 1.
To learn more about becoming a member or if interested in finding a VA, visit our website at http://www.ivaa.org.
About IVAA: The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is the leading organization for Virtual Assistants worldwide since 2001. The IVAA, a non-profit industry trade association, serves nearly 700 professional virtual assistants, from 18 countries. Annually the organization hosts both live and online conferences. For businesses and entrepreneurs, the IVAA actively educates about the industry and provides a Request for Proposal system to contract Virtual Assistants.
SOURCE International Virtual Assistants Association
International Virtual Assistants Association
Web Site: http://www.ivaa.org