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EOY Jose Zepeda, ( ), with VP/GM Dan Flood.

Congratulations to Employee of the Year: Jose Zepeda (front/right), with his family, (l-r): Wife-Myriam with baby daughter-Laila, daughter-Valery and son-Jose Daniel. Back, (l-r): Carlos Aguayo, Doug Werner, Walter Brown, Dan Flood, Joe Baszak, Essix Shannon.


Each December a committee is established to review the 12 Employees of the Month from the past year and to vote for the Employee of the Year from these previously recognized candidates. This year the special committee included four Production and four Administration employees. After careful review of each of the monthly candidates, the committee chose our Employee of the Year (EOY) based on a majority of votes. And the Winner is…. (Drum Roll Please),

Congratulations: Jose Zepeda - Rigging Foreman ack in 2000, Jose began his career with our shipyard as a Riggers Helper. Today he is the Rigging Foreman, and is responsible for LHA/LHD and CG ships at 32nd Street Naval Base, San Diego as well as CVN’s at Naval Base Coronado.

“In a team-dependent environment, Jose is very successful at what he does due to his effective communication, outstanding planning and multiorganizational skills,” says Essix Shannon, Superintendent of the Rigging Department. “Every day he goes the extra mile and his initiative, positive attitude and commitment to quality are second to none,” Essix told us. “This enables him to coordinate numerous shipboard equipment weight testing, material handling evolutions, pier loading logistics of CMSD’s equipment, crane support, and the unwavering execution of any request he is tasked with.” (continued on page 3.)

Photos by: Jose Zepeda Boat Davit ‘shipalt’ for USS Essex (LHD2) Riggers crane a 27,000 lbs. Davit gantry/ walkway (R), onto a barge for transport to USS Essex.

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Riggers remove a winch from the boat winch machinery room (L), as part of the ‘shipalt’ for the Boat Davit onboard USS Essex.


In This Issue Employee of the Year

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Department of the Month


Employee of the Month


Spotlight Employee


Congrats to Mike DeOssie


Black History Month


News From Security


News From The Nurse


News From I.T.


Compliance Corner


E & C Highlights






Word Search


Job Openings


February Dates to Remember 02/02

Groundhog's Day


Super Bowl Sunday #52


Lincoln's Birthday


Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)


Valentines Day


Chinese New Year It's the Year 4716!


President's Day CMSD Holiday


Washington's Birthday

Year of the (Chinese New Year)

CONTINENTAL MARI-TIMES: Contributions were made by the following departments: EH&S, IT, Security, HR, QA, Programs, Contracts, Production, and the Bay Front Clinic. Newsletter design, articles and photography by Allison Pittam except as otherwise noted. Editors: Liz Rigney and Harvey Porter. Send comments, questions, or story ideas to:

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Employee of the Year - Jose Zepeda (continued from page 1) Jose’s unwavering execution of anything he is tasked with was tested when he had to devise a plan for his Team to manage the safe rigging and replacement of 235 thousand pounds of old-and-new ship’s generators. Photos by: Jose Zepeda. Riggers transfer a new 25,000 lb., shipservice-turbine Generator from a floating crane to manually operated, chain falls, through the side port doors on USS Boxer (LHD4).

“First and foremost,” said Essix, “this was the first Ship Service Turbine Generator (SSTG) Upgrade done by a major shipyard here in San Diego of this magnitude. With no proven procedures for the removal of the SSTG’s for this upgrade, Jose meticulously thought out and created a process from the ground floor, and directed the safe execution of the plan by the core rigging team.” Essix explained that the upgrade for USS Boxer (LHD4) included the removal of five old generators, each weighing 22,000 pounds and reinstallation of five new generators, each weighing in at 25,000 pounds.

“Measurably, this was the most manually exhausting and manpower intensive rigging accomplishment the department has done in over 12 years,” Essix added.

Riggers lower SSTG No.3 onto the foundation onboard USS Boxer using manually operated chain falls.

The rigging plan Jose developed was based on pad-eye placement, rating requirements, and testing along with heavy duty lifting skids, interference removals, and heavy duty rigging equipment.

“Constant repositioning/lifting up of the very heavy rigging equipment along the route was exhausting, all by its self,” Essix told us. “But, Jose and his team got the job done and safely moved a total of 235,000 lbs. (two hundred and thirty-five thousand pounds) of generator equipment!”

Congratulations Jose Zepeda, 2018 Employee of the Year, pictured with his family, (l-r): Son-Jose Daniel, Daughter-Valery, Wife-Myriam and Daughter-Laila.

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Department of the Month: Tank


he Tank Department provides critical services to our U.S. Navy customers and is a very important part of CMSD’s capabilities.

Their main responsibilities are to provide tank cleaning, flushing, bilge cleaning, pumping, collection, draining and disposal, oily water separation and hydro blasting services of CHT piping and tanks. They also perform waste water hauling, Hazardous Material and industrial waste containment. Tank Department Shipyard competent Front /L-R: Ernesto Flores, Jorge Fausto, Ricardo de los Rios, Alejandro Alcala. Back/L-R: Daniel Hunter, Jesus Perez, Guadalupe persons provide Acosta, Michael Pacheco, Jesus Reyes, Archibold Ariel, Edgardo inspections for Favela, Bud Leuthe, Ismael Diaz, Walter Brown, Fermin Solorio. compartment tanks and voids requiring hot work and entry.

“This Department accomplishes their tasks with a ‘Can-Do’ attitude and every member of my team demonstrates initiative and professionalism,” said Bud Leuthe, Pipe/Tank Superintendent. “I appreciate all the hard work they do and I take every opportunity to let them know. Additionally, workers with exemplary performance receive high marks on evaluations and are recommended for TAP awards,” explained Bud. He told us he also likes to show his appreciation by ordering coffee, donuts and pizza for his Crew. As a very important part of our shipyard repair and maintenance, the highlights for this department over the past 12 months includes providing Shipyard Competent Person updates for areas requiring hot work, and tank services for CMAV availabilities and for the Aircraft Carriers. We say, “We couldn’t do it without you!”

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Employee of the Month

O Jorge Fausto, our February EOM, is recognized by Walter Brown, Production Manager.

ur Employee of the Month for February, Jorge Fausto, first started working here in 2002 as a Tank Cleaner Tradesman 3. Today his official title at CMSD is Tank Cleaner Journeyman but his scope of responsibilities is much greater. Jorge is also a Certified Ship Yard Competent Person (SYCP), Boat operator, Chemical Cleaner and Hydro blast operator. Recently, he worked CMAV availabilities as a SYCP on board USS Chosin (CG6 5), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Dewey (DDG 105). He is trained and certified to inspect, recognize and evaluate unsafe conditions onboard U.S. Naval Ships.

According to Tank/Pipe Superintendent, Bud Leuthe, Jorge is professional, always takes initiative and has a positive attitude. He is a true Team Player. “His actions were indispensable while working as a SYCP on the air craft carrier program,” says Bud. “Jorge maintains a safe, orderly, and supportive climate and provides safeguards by continuously updating numerous compartments, confined spaces and tanks to protect the health and safety of our workers and U.S. Navy customers.” EOM, Jorge Fausto, prepares to Jorge tells us he likes the work environment and he is always inspect ships in our yard as a Certified learning and improving so he can advance in his department. Ship Yard Competent Person (SYCP). He ensures spaces are safe to work in “I’m a mentor of the new generation of Tank Department and safe for hot work. employees and it is my job to teach them to work responsibly and safely. I recognize the importance of my job and appreciate that my supervisors trust me to pass this on to new employees.”

“It is very important that we have SYCP’s to ensure work locations are safe to work in and safe for hot work,” Bud explained. “Jorge often works long hours and on the weekends as well to keep all areas safe to work in. He has proven himself to be a vital asset within the Tank Department.”

He also like his free time, Jorge tells us. He says he is very proud of his three children and beautiful wife and enjoys spending time with them. “Being recognized as Employee of the Month is very inspiring and motivating for me to continue working hard for this Shipyard and my family.”

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Spotlight Employee of the Month

Ricardo De Los Rios (left), performs maintenance and overhaul on a pump. He is a Tank Cleaner Tradesman 2 and Spotlight Employee of the Month for February. Says Ricardo, “This is a great company and shipyard to work for and great people to work with. I am proud to be working for the Best Shipyard in San Diego,” (Our thoughts exactly). “Spotlight Employee of the Month, Ricardo De Los Rios, is the go-to expert for the maintenance and overhaul of pumps, hoses and tank department equipment,” says Tank/ Pipe Superintendent, Bud Leuthe. Ricardo’s other duties include Tank Cleaner, Hydro blaster, and Pump operator and as a tradesman, he also provides essential tank cleaning, flushing, bilge cleaning, pumping, oily water separation, and hydro blasting services of CHT piping and tanks. “It is my job to fix pumps and other equipment and to make sure everything I repair is working at 100 percent,” Ricardo explained. “I am always looking for new ways to complete work more efficiently while maintaining the highest quality and always working safely.’ “Ricardo often works long hours and on the weekends in the performance of his tasks. He has proven himself to be a trustworthy and indispensable asset within the Tank Department,” Bud added.

Ricardo De Los Rios (left) is recognized as Spotlight Employee of the Month by Production Manager, Walter Brown.

He also gives 100 percent to enjoying his free time in Chula Vista with his beautiful wife and two sons. He tells us he likes spending time with his family at the beach, going on fishing trips, to the movie theater and playing video games.

“I am very glad to be part of this Great Shipyard and to work with the Best Tank Cleaners in the Port! I appreciate being recognized for my hard work as the Spotlight Employee of the Month.”

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Congratulations to Mike DeOssie! HII Fleet Support Group Environmental Health & Safety Fleet Support Group (FSG) Hard Hat Safety Sticker Contest winner.

Walk Safely on Snow and Ice  Take short steps or shuffle for stability.

 Wear proper footwear.

Safety News Mike DeOssie: Winner of the FSG Hard Hat Safety Sticker Contest Last November, Fleet Support Group announced a hard hat sticker safety slogan contest. Employees were encouraged to come up with their best ideas for a short safety slogan that would lend itself nicely to a hard hat sticker design. Dozens of submissions were received from employees throughout the company. 15 employees were chosen to judge the competition, five from each entity (AMSEC, CMSD & USG). When the votes were tallied, the concept submitted by Mike DeOssie (CMSD) won by a wide margin.

 Bend slightly forward and walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over your feet as much as possible.

 Keep your hands out of your pocket.

Mike DeOssie Winner! FSG Hard Hat Safety Sticker Contest

Congratulations Mike!

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Mike joined CMSD in 1999 and has been the Programs Manager at the San Diego Shipyard for about ten (10) years. He is the liaison between Program Management and the Production Department.

sticker (Inset Left), which will be printed and distributed to FSG hard hat wearers in February/March.

When Mike saw the email from EH&S about the Safety Contest, he thought “Why not, you never know unless you try.” Not wasting any time, he submitted his entry the next day. “Safety is very important… with some injuries there is no recuperation or coming back. The FSG proposal center developed the artwork for the new safety hard hat

Mike DeOssie

Congratulations Mike!

Safety Moments Do your meetings begin with a good Safety Moment (or safety brief)? For years, this practice has been established as part of our company culture. Whether it’s on the deckplates or in the board room, we begin with safety in mind. Often, the responsibility for providing the Safety Moment is rotated between meetings so that each meeting participant eventually has an opportunity to present the safety topic of his/her choice.

page, easy to deliver safety briefs;

Job Hazard Analysis;

Lessons Learned;

Safety Bulletins; and

EH&S Newsletters (Monthly).

For those without immediate access to the network, EH&S also offers sets of Safety Cards, which are 3x5 laminated index cards If you’re looking for a good Safety Moment topic there are many sources of content availa- with topics sorted alphabetically. ble. Aside from current, distributed newsletSafety Moments are intended to deliver imters and bulletins, the FSG web Safety homep- portant safety information and updates. Make age offers the following archived content sort- these routine meetings meaningful by carefuled alphabetically by topic: ly selecting applicable and timely topics for

New! Safety Moments – Usually single


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Black History Month

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., elevated the lives of others and of communities to effect change and further Diversity and Inclusion. Our Shipyard is a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and we sponsor many events in the community. One of the yearly events we support is the YMCA’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award Breakfast. As an event sponsor for many years, our company reserves a table and invites employees from our Shipyard to participate. CMSD employees attend the YMCA’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award Breakfast, (clockwise, from top left): Zach Werner, Samuel King, Essix Shannon, Joseph Johnson, Devon Lucas, Lee Wilson, Mary Ann Davis, Deborah Moore, Danielle Frazier.

This year the event was held on Friday, January 12, 2018 and nine employees (pictured left) joined us to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. who is an important part of the Celebration of Black History throughout the month of February.

Best Ethics Boards Ever! - EH&S, Jan & Feb, 2018 Have you updated your Ethics Board? Below are designs for both Jan & Feb, 2018, by EH&S Design Artist, Vanessa Contreras. If you have a newly-designed Ethics Board and would like it featured in a future Newsletter, please email:; or We

Look Forward to Hearing From You!

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NEWS FROM SECURITY he world we live in today has changed. What was once unthinkable has unfortunately become a part of every day life.

Following is a list of suspicious activities that indicate a violent attack is very likely: Persons surreptitiously using or carrying a video camera, or observation equipment in or near the event, or over an extended period without a reasonable explanation. 

Persons discovered with facility maps, photos, or diagrams with critical assets highlighted; notes regarding infrastructure, or listing of personnel without a reasonable explanation. 

Persons asking about event security screening and evacuation procedures.

Unauthorized entry to the performance venue or restricted areas.

Persons parking, standing, or loitering in the same area over a multiple-day period with no reasonable explanation.

An increase in threats from unidentified sources by telephone, postal mail, e-mail and/or an increase in reports of threats from outside known, reliable sources.

Suspicious or illegally parked vehicles near an event or where crowds gather prior to or following and event. The vehicle looks weighted down.

Persons in crowded areas wearing clothing that is unusually bulky or atypical for the season, possibly to conceal suicide explosives or weapons.

Packages left unattended in open areas or hidden in trash receptacles, lockers, or similar containers.

IF YOU SEE ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES/EVENTS LISTED ABOVE, IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL SECURTY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. Trevor Jones Security Manager/Facility Security Officer Fleet Support Group Technical Solutions (A Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries) 1995 Bayfront Street, San Diego, CA 92113 Work (619) 234-8851 x 224 | Mobile (619)520-4240 | For more information contact the CMSD Security Department at: 619-234-8851, X-217 Continental Mari-Times February 2018




How Diabetes Affects the Mouth

eople who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? People with diabetes are at special risk for periodontal (gum) disease, an infection of the gum and bone that hold the teeth in place. Periodontal disease can lead to painful chewing difficulties and even tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also make it hard to control your blood glucose (blood sugar). Other problems diabetes can cause are dry mouth and a fungal infection called thrush. Dry mouth happens when you do not have enough saliva—the fluid that keeps your mouth wet. Diabetes may also cause the glucose level in your saliva to increase. Together, these problems may lead to thrush, which causes painful white patches in your mouth. If your diabetes is not under control, you are more likely to develop problems in your mouth. What can I do? Good blood glucose control is key to controlling and preventing mouth problems. People with poor blood glucose control get gum disease more often and more severely than people whose diabetes is well controlled. Daily brushing and flossing, regular dental check-ups and good blood glucose control are the best defense against the oral complications of diabetes. Take steps to keep your mouth healthy. Call the dentist when you notice a problem. If you have diabetes, follow these steps: Control your blood glucose.

Brush twice a day and floss regularly. Visit a dentist for routine checkups. Be sure to tell the dentist that you have diabetes. Tell the dentist if your dentures (false teeth) do not fit right, or if your gums are sore. Quit smoking. Smoking makes gum disease worse. A physician or dentist can help you quit. Gingivitis The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called “gingivitis.” In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can Gingivitis Periodontitis bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place. Periodontitis When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

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NEWS FROM THE NURSE How Diabetes Affects the Mouth

What causes gum disease? Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar. Risk Factors  Smoking. Need another reason to quit smoking? Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum disease. Additionally, smoking can lower the chances for successful treatment.  Hormonal changes in girls/women. These changes can make gums more sensitive and make it easier for gingivitis to develop.  Diabetes. People with diabetes are at higher risk for developing infections, including gum disease.  Other illnesses and their treatments. Diseases such as AIDS and its treatments can also negatively affect the health of gums, as can treatments for cancer.  Medications. There are hundreds of prescription and over the counter medications that can reduce the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on the mouth. Without enough saliva, the mouth is vulnerable to infections such as gum disease. And some medicines can cause abnormal overgrowth of the gum tissue; this can make it difficult to keep teeth and gums clean.  Genetic susceptibility. Some people are more prone to severe gum disease than others. Who gets gum disease? People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Men are more likely to have gum disease than women. Although teenagers rarely develop periodontitis, they can develop gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease. Most commonly, gum disease develops when plaque is allowed to build up along and under the gum line.

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NEWS FROM I.T. INTERNET OF THINGS TIP CARD The Internet of Things refers to any object or device that sends and/or receives data automatically via the Internet. This rapidly-expanding set of “things” includes tags (also known as labels or chips that automatically track objects), sensors, and devices that interact with people and share information machine to machine.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Cars, appliances, wearables, lighting, healthcare, and home security all contain sensing devices that can talk to another machine and trigger other actions. Examples include: devices that direct your car to an open spot in a parking lot; mechanisms that control energy use in your home; and other tools that track your eating, sleeping, and exercise habits. This technology provides a level of convenience to our lives, but it requires that we share more information than ever. The security of this information, and the security of these devices, is not always guaranteed. Though many security and resilience risks are not new, the scale of interconnectedness created by the Internet of Things increases the consequences of known risks and creates new ones.

SIMPLE TIPS Without a doubt, the Internet of Things makes our lives easier and has many benefits; but we can only reap these benefits if our Internetenabled devices are secure and trusted. Here are some tips to increase the security of your Internet-enabled devices: 1) Keep a clean machine. Like your smartphone or PC, keep any device that connects to the Internet free from viruses and malware. Update the software regularly on the device itself as well as the apps you use to control the device. 2) Think twice about your device. Have a solid understanding of how a device works, the nature of its connection to the Internet, and the type of information it stores and transmits. 3) Secure your network. Properly secure the wireless network you use to connect Internet-enabled devices. Stop.Think.Connect.™ is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. The Campaign’s main objective is to help you become more aware of growing cyber threats and arm you with the tools to protect yourself, your family, and your community. For more information visit

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On-the-Spot Ethics Recognition Program The On-the-Spot Ethics Recognition Program is used to recognize employees who "go the extra mile" or whose behavior is "above and beyond the call of duty." Behavior recognized for the Program should be outside the scope of an employee's normal duties.

Examples of situations in which employees may be nominated for the Program are those in which employees demonstrate our company values by: --Demonstrating high ethical standards and integrity; --Producing exceptionally high quality work under tight deadlines; --Demonstrating exceptional courtesy or responsiveness while engaging with customers or colleagues; --Improving our company performance while upholding our strong company values. The On-The-Spot Ethics Recognition Program is intended to recognize an employee’s ethical work behavior that might go unrecognized under other incentive programs.  All active HII-CMSD employees are eligible

for the On-the-Spot Ethics Recognition Program.  An employee may receive no more than one

Award in each level in a calendar year.  Self nominations are not accepted.  Team nominations are not accepted. This is

an individual award program. Employees are encouraged to nominate and recognize fellow employees who demonstrate our company values. The On-the-Spot Ethics Recognition Program consists of a two level recognition award process.

The Level 1 Award is given to those nominated employees who demonstrated our company values in an “extraordinary” behavior in their everyday work activities. The Level 1 Award is given to nominated employees whose behavior can clearly be recognized as going significantly above and beyond the call of duty. Level 1 Award: Ethical Excellence Plaque The Level 2 Award Given to those nominated employees who demonstrated our company values in a “noteworthy” behavior in their everyday work activities. Level 2 Award is given to those employees who take extra steps to exemplify and promote ethical conduct for the benefit of the workplace in some significant way. Level 2 Award: Gift and Ethics Certificate Send all nomination forms via email or hard copy to Mary Ann Davis. Level 1 Award nominations will be forwarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Mary Ann Davis will be distributing all Level 2 Awards. Please review HII corporate procedure A-605, On the Spot Ethics Recognition Program, and Form C-941, On the Spot Ethics Recognition Program, nomination form, for instructions. The documents are available on Homeport Corporate Resources/Corporate Command Media. Homeport:

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COMPLIANCE CORNER Work Compliance Plans were implemented to ensure periodic reviews and compliance with Huntington Ingalls Industries (Corporate) business practices, policies and internal controls. The WCP’s provide reasonable steps to communicate the Company’s standards and procedures in a practical manner. Each work plan outlines the responsibilities, and includes a risk assessment and communication plan to facilitate timely discovery of improper conduct. There are a total of 37 Core Elements of the Work Compliance Plans available to read on the CMSD Intranet and Core Elements will be featured each month in this newsletter. A summary and list of the procedures that comply with each of the required core elements will be shared with all employees. 


Summary: Individuals currently serving as government officials, and those who have recently left government service, are restricted as to whom they can seek and accept compensation and employment from as a result of their knowledge and experience handling government matters. These 'revolving door' restrictions apply to employment opportunities with government contractors, where the knowledge government officials gained from their positions can be used to gain an unfair advantage in the federal procurement process. Federal laws and regulations (including the Procurement Integrity Act) prohibit former government officials from accepting compensation from a contractor for a period of one year after leaving government service if the official served in any of the capacities below for a contract, subcontract, modification to a contract or subcontract, or a task or delivery order in excess of $10 million. The one-year period begins on the date the official ceased serving as: • Procuring contracting officer; • Source selection official or a member of a source selection evaluation board or advisory council; • Chief of a cost or technical evaluation team; • Program manager or deputy program manager; • Administrative contracting officer; • An official who establishes overhead or other rates; • Any official who makes a decision to award a contract or modification exceeding $10 million; or • Any official who approves payments to a contractor in excess of $10 million or who makes a decision to pay or settle a claim in excess of $10 million. Federal law also criminalizes any actions taken by a former government official in an administrative or judicial proceeding using direct knowledge gained from his or her government employment when the information is not being used on behalf of the government, and also institutes penalties for the general use of information or knowledge gained from government employment on behalf of anyone other than the U.S. Government. The employment of former government officials must be strictly monitored by CMSD, and appropriate safeguards and 'firewalls' (shielding former government officials from certain matters) should be instituted in order to comply with these 'revolving door' laws. Any situation involving the current or potential employment of a former government official should be evaluated by the accountable business function and/or the Law Department for potential revolving door issues. Violations and possible violations of revolving door laws shall be reported directly to the individual responsible for proposal preparation and submittal and to:

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COMPLIANCE CORNER • Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary; • Corporate Vice President, and Chief Human Resources Officer; and • Division Vice President, Contracts & Pricing. This requirement for reporting extends to violations or possible violations committed by CMSD employees, agents or representatives, Government officials and other competing contractors. Penalties: Penalties for violation of the Revolving Door Statute (18 U.S.C. § 207) include up to five years in prison and fines of $100,000. Although the statutes generally apply only to the current or former government employee, it is possible that CMSD could also be charged for aiding and abetting the violation (18 U.S.C. § 207). This risk would be particularly acute if a CMSD employee engages in employment discussions with a current government employee while that employee has particular matters involving CMSD pending under his or her control and has not done requisite disclosure and recusal. Such violations by CMSD employees could cause CMSD to lose government contracts and cause significant reputational harm. Implementing Corporate Policy/Procedure:

 CO A301 Agreements with Domestic Consultants, Representatives, Lobbyists, and International Consultants  CO A306 Procurement Integrity Act Compliance  CO H105 Employment of Current or Former U.S. Government Employees  CO H105A Outline of Conflict-of-Interest Laws – Employment of Current or Former U.S. Government Employees  CO H101 Employment Practices  CO H411 Hiring of Current and Former Personnel of the External Auditor  Form C-411 Pre-Employment Certification  Form C-550 Employment Application Addendum  Division Supplements:  HRP-003 Employment Practices, Section 6.11, Employment of Current or Former Officials, Officers and Employees of the U.S. Government

The 2017 Compliance Plan Core Element Work Plans are on our Intranet. In order for all employees to understand their responsibilities to our Compliance Plan, CMSD has made a link to the 2017 Annual Compliance Plan. It is now available on the CMSD Intranet under Featured Items and employees can view the entire core element work plan online. Compliance awareness is distributed via newsletter, gang box, and official training. Additionally, employees are encouraged to review the Annual Compliance Plan to become more familiar with how their role and day-to-day activities contribute to meeting CMSD’s compliance obligations. If you do not have computer access, you may request to review the compliance plan through your department manager.

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Self-Control Practices: When challenging situations arise, employees who can control their emotions and actions exhibit ethical behavior in the workplace. Self-control prevents difficult situations from escalating into conflicts that disrupt workflow and threaten staff morale. Employees with selfcontrol and discipline may strive to stay on top of their Practicing Self-Control workload. When they avoid backlogs, they help their colleagues to maintain a steady work pace and they contribute to the overall productivity of the business. Source: Submitted by Liza Tejeda / Subcontracts Manager

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VPP and ISO 14001 What is ISO 14001:2015? The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In VPP, management, labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through a system focused on: hazard prevention and control; worksite analysis; training; and management commitment and worker involvement. To participate, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. Union support is required for applicants represented by a bargaining unit. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

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Goal: Achieve (Retain) Star Status The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. These sites are selfsufficient in their ability to control workplace hazards. Star participants are reevaluated every three to five years, although incident rates are reviewed annually.

ISO 14001:2015 ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. The benefits of using ISO 14001:2015 can include:  Reduced cost of waste management  Savings in consumption of energy and materials  Lower distribution costs  Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

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Jason Richards

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John Stassinos

Anita Garcia

Jorge Fausto

Anthony Marroquin

Jorge Sanchez

Arturo Garcia Jr

Joseph Gardner

Barry Tunstall

Karla Torres

Bernard Leuthe

Marco Quintero

Bianis Garcia

Mark Gutierrez

Billie Castellaw

Marvin Banegas

Brad Juhl

Max Mohl

Brett Baker

Michael Pacheco

Brian Allen

Michael Smith

Charissa Corona

Monica Laird

Christopher Hernandez

Patrick Porter

Daniel Alvarado

Robert Montreuil

David Martinez

Samuel Barrera

Eddie Torres

Tomas Solis

Gustavo Dominguez

Uriel Torres Galarza

Hector Garcia

Victor Robles

Ignacio Arana

Walter Crouse

Ilan Hesley

Wesley Heldenbrand

Isaac Martinez James Poulson Jason Langford

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Hector Becerra - 30

Pablo Aguilar: Shipfitter Tradesman 3

Richard Lohorn - 20 Monica Caniya - 15 Juan Sandoval - 10

Emmanuel Avalos: Shipfitter Leadman Florencio Castillo: Production Welder Tradesman 5

Lonnie Cowdrey: Shipfitter Journeyman Glen Herrera: Shipfitter Tradesman 5 Terry Pisciotta Ernesto Flores Jr. Jose Medina Jr. Emmanuel Avalos Dorian Hardy Rogelio Castro

Juan Angel Rodriguez: Production Welder Tradesman 5 Rene Villa: Production Welder Tradesman 5 Billy Cauwell: Production Support Helper 2 Vincent Delgado: Shipfitter Helper 3 Ryan Escandon: Outside Machinist Leadman Angie Gilmore: Production Support Helper 2

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Kevin Jimenez: Production Support Helper 2 Monica Caniya: Lead Business Analyst David Martinez: Rigger Tradesman 1

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ANNOUNCEMENTS - New Hires Michael Keller Facilities Maintenance Technician 1 Barry Tunstall Product Support Daniel Bracamontes

Javier Huizar Shipfitter Helper 1 Eduardo Llanda Production Welder Tradesman 5 Jorge Morales

Production Welder Tradesman 3

Production Welder Tradesman 2

Jonathan Camarillo Valdez

Melissa Perdue

Shipfitter Tradesman 5

Shipfitter Tradesman 2

Hugo Castro

Carlos Perez

Production Welder Tradesman 3

Production Welder Tradesman 3

Johnpaul Cazessus

Jesus Posada

Shipfitter Tradesman 4

Shipfitter Tradesman 3

Martin Diaz

Edwardo Rodriguez

Shipfitter Helper 2

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Rogelio Espinoza

Noel Saldana

Production Welder Tradesman 2

Shipfitter Helper 1

Raul Felix

Francisco Uriarte Caldera

Shipfitter Tradesman 4

Production Welder Tradesman 5

Angel Gallego

Roberto Vargas

Shipfitter Tradesman 2

Shipfitter Helper 1

Brandon Gonzalez

Jose Vazquez Beltran

Shipfitter Helper 3

Shipfitter Tradesman 3

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JOB OPENINGS Specific to San Diego Shipyard

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN 18-008 5-7 years’ experience at the Journeyman level. Must have an overall general knowledge of electrical requirements onboard Naval Ships, be able to read schematics and blueprints, accomplish ship alterations with minimal supervision, and troubleshoot/repair various electrical systems on Naval Ships. Maintaining and installing various electrical temp services onboard ships is a plus. Motor repair and weld machine maintenance/repair is also a plus. ◙ U.S citizenship required. ► The ability to acquire a DBIDS credential is required. ELECTRICIAN TRADESMAN 18-007 3-5 years’ experience and must have an overall general knowledge of electrical requirements onboard Naval Ships. Maintaining and installing various electrical temp services onboard ships is a plus. ◙ U.S citizenship required. ► The ability to acquire a DBIDS credential is required. PRODUCTION WELDER TRADESMAN 18-006 Minimum 2 years’ experience. SECURITY OFFICER 18-012 Position available for a skilled Security Officer with a minimum of 1 – 5 years’ security experience. Responsibilities include access control, facility monitoring, and policy enforcement. The candidate must have excellent, communication, observation, and report writing skills, as well as be physically capable to respond to emergencies. Must have a valid Security Guard card. ◙ U.S citizenship required. SHIPFITTER FOREMAN 18-005 Requires a minimum of 10 years’ supervisory experience in the Navy Ship Repair industry. Must have strong background in 5XXX welding repair; demonstrated experience in use of blueprints, drawings, and other specifications; complete working knowledge of NAVSEA standard items; familiarity with use of Inspection/Deficiency Report creation and management; and familiarity with use of Integrated Management System (IMS). ◙ U.S citizenship required.

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JOB OPENINGS Specific to San Diego Shipyard

SHIPFITTER LEADMAN 17-049 Requires a minimum of 6 years’ supervisory experience in the Navy Ship Repair industry. Must have working knowledge in 5XXX welding repair; demonstrated experience in use of blueprints, drawings, and other specifications; complete working knowledge of NAVSEA standard items; familiarity with use of Inspection/Deficiency Report creation and management; and familiarity with use of Integrated Management System (IMS). ◙ U.S citizenship required. SHIPFITTER TRADESMAN 18-003 Minimum 2 years of on the job experience including tacking and fitting of bulkheads, railings, foundations, deck plating, and other structural members, and demonstrated knowledge of blueprint reading, ship terminology and different metals. Good burning, welding and craftsmanship skills. Mechanical ability preferred. Welding certification to tack/ weld steel. Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces and to access and move around ship safely is also required.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled Welcome Excellent company-paid benefits and savings plan ◙ U.S. Citizenship Required for Some Positions Apply in person to: Huntington Ingalls Industries Technical Solutions Fleet Support Group - Continental Maritime of San Diego 1995 Bay Front Street San Diego, CA 92113

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