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June 2014 Issue

Employee of the Year? Edgardo Favela! CMSD is very pleased to announce that Edgardo Favela was selected as the 2014 Employee of the Year. Edgardo is a leadman in the Tank Department. He has been employed at CMSD since 1997 and was last August’s Employee of the Month. This led him to be in the running for the Employee of the Year. Edgardo said this award serves as an incentive to continue doing his best. He tries to set an example for others by his dedication and professionalism. His friends would describe him as loyal and thankful.

Steve Senk and Edgardo Favela

Even though he had some obstacles come up during the last year, Edgardo never let that interfere with his work. He says all his CMSD coworkers have been his mentors. He has certainly contributed to CMSD success because he is always prepared and ready for new challenges and will take on any new responsibility. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family. Edgardo would also like to encourage his fellow coworkers, “to listen to all” the advice from others in the company as this will help make their jobs easier. Congratulations to Edgardo, our Employee of the Year for 2014!

Edgardo Favela and his family!

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Employee of the Month

Doug Werner

Jose Zepeda

Meet Jose Zepeda. Jose was hired in 2000 with CMSD. He is a seasoned employee and more specifically a foreman in the Rigging Department. During the course of his time here he has made a positive impression on his managers and peers. When Jose’s manager, Essix Shannon was asked to list three words that best portray him, Shannon described him as “skilled, adaptable and motivated”. Shannon also believes that he represented CMSD’s value of “Engagement. His manager was also asked what he considered to be Jose’s biggest assets to the company and Shannon said, “His leadership skills and experience”. He believes Jose demonstrated his strong leadership skills by guiding his team with constant effective communication; he was effortless in a team dependent environment while ensuring work got done concurrently on the USS Peleliu and USS Essex. It is most impressive that Jose was the only Foreman assigned to the LHA/LHD ships on the waterfront and NASSCO at the time of these two concurrent major contracts. CMSD has been the only company Jose has worked for in his career. His career goals involve growing with CMSD where he can continue to learn, taking on additional responsibilities and contributing as much value as he can.

Jose’s advice to his peers is “to work hard, learn the most you can, and try to become the best at what you do.” When asked how his best friend or close relative would describe him, Jose said, “honest, responsible and hardworking”. When asked how his peers would describe him, Jose said, “tough, but fair”. Jose moved to San Diego from Tijuana B.C. when he was six years old. Outside of work, Jose loves spending time with his family. His hobbies are: taking long jogs and spending quality time with his family. His favorite sports teams are the San Diego Padres and Chargers. When he retires, Jose wants to travel and spend the most time possible with his family and loved ones. He also considers his parents as the most influential people in his life. His mentors are his wife and children. 2


Spotlight Employee of the Month Meet Bill Fast. Bill was hired in 1987 by CMSD as a Laborer. He is now a Crane and Heavy Equipment Operator. When Bill’s manager was asked to list three words that best express him, he described him as “practical, poised and effective”. He also claimed that of the 5 values of CMSD, his “Performance” is what makes him stand out. His manager said, “His safety conscious demeanDoug Werner Bill Fast or is directly responsible for zero crane incidents or accidents in comparison to the enormous volume of material transported and moved daily during various maintenance availabilities”. He believes this to be how he has made a difference at CMSD. He also expressed that Bill has demonstrated his strong leadership skills by taking the initiative and resolving issues. This type of leadership insures complete and efficient results in any task or request given to him. His manager made it clear that Bill’s experience and skill are his biggest assets to the company. Bill said his achievements would be: the ability to operate a variety of cranes within the shipyard; plan a project with efficient use of equipment, materials and men; and, insure that schedules and priorities are maintained. He hopes someday to retire as a respected crane operator with no significant injuries or accidents while operating. When he retires, he plans on playing golf and traveling. Bill’s encouragement to his peers is, “insure that current crane operators inspect their cranes daily and operate equipment professionally”. His mentors he met here at work and are Otis Toombs and Robert Whisenhunt. And, the most influential person in his life is his mother. Bill says his peers would describe him as “abrupt and sarcastic”. Bill says his best friend or close relative would describe him as “always punctual”. Bill moved from Palo Alto to San Diego when he was four years old. His wife is Elisabeth. His favorite sports team is the San Diego Chargers. His hobbies are playing roulette and mastering craps in Las Vegas. He also enjoys training and exercising his Doberman. 3


Department of The Month

Front Row (Left to Right): Eric Montes and Jose Zepeda Back Row (Left to right): Doug Werner, Samuel Ramirez, Essix Shannon, Bill Fast, Jose Rojas and Dean Patsko. Meet the versatile, flexible, highly skilled and very dedicated Rigging/Transportation Department. There is: Adel Abu Salem, Driver Tradesman; Jeffrey Belknap, Driver Journeyman; Allen Brown, Rigger Journeyman; Frederick Bullard, Rigger Tradesman; David Carbajal, Rigger Tradesman; William “Bill� Fast, Equipment Operator; Gilberto Guardado, Equipment Operator; Francisco Jesus, Rigger Journeyman; Arturo Jimenez, Driver Tradesman; Eric Montes, Rigger Tradesman; Dean Patsko, Assistant Trans/Crane Superintendent; RuJohn Roberts and Doug ben Quintero, Rigger Helper; Samuel Ramirez, Equipment Operator; TomasWerner Ramirez, Rigger Tradesman; Gustavo Raygoza, Rigger Tradesman; Andres Riquelme, Rigger Tradesman; Jose Rojas, Rigger Foreman; Carlos Sanchez, Driver Journeyman; Essix Shannon, Trans/Rig/Crane Superintendent; Dominic Valderrama, Rigger Tradesman; John Valhouli, Rigger Journeyman; Freddy Valladares, Rigger Journeyman; Jeff Williams, Rigger Leadman and Jose Zepeda, Rigger Foreman. The Rigging/Transportation Department is responsible for the rigging of equipment on and off ships, crane and forklift operations and transportation of personnel, material and equipment. This department is a proud, effective and a professional team. The most important attributes of this staff that sets them apart from the other departments are: Team Cohesion and Team Culture; Consistency and Pride; and, Exemplary Foresight and Planning. In the last twelve (12) months this department has gone the extra mile by working last minute, unplanned, short fused rigging and transportation support during several tedious ship repair availabilities. Most noted would be the USS Makin Island, USS Essex and USS Peleliu. They were also being the direct support to other trades. Thank you for your dedicated service and emulating our company values of Integrity, Honesty, Engagement, Responsibility and Performance. 4


Environmental News What Must an Organization do to have an Environmental Management System (EMS) that meets the ISO 14001 standard? The ISO 14001 standard requires that an organization put in place and implement a series of practices and procedures that, when taken together, result in an environmental management system. ISO 14001 is not a technical standard and as such does not in any way replace technical requirements embodied in statutes or regulations. It also does not set prescribed standards of performance for organizations. The major requirements of an EMS under ISO 14001 include: 

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A policy statement which includes commitments to prevention of pollution, continual improvement of the EMS leading to improvements in overall environmental performance, and compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Identification of all aspects of the community organization's activities, products, and services that could have a significant impact on the environment, including those that are not regulated Setting performance objectives and targets for the management system which link back to the three commitments established in the community or organization's policy (i.e. prevention of pollution, continual improvement, and compliance) Implementing the EMS to meet these objectives. This includes activities like training of employees, establishing work instructions and practices, and establishing the actual metrics by which the objectives and targets will be measured. Establishing a program to periodically audit the operation of the EMS Checking and taking corrective and preventive actions when deviations from the EMS occur, including periodically evaluating the organization's compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Undertaking periodic reviews of the EMS by top management to ensure its continuing performance and making adjustments to it, as necessary.

We have been ISO 14001 certified since 2008.

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Safety News Voluntary Protection Program: The Program’s Benefits Based on a cooperative relationship between management, labor and government, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promote work place safety and health, requiring active employee involvement and management commitment. The VPP process emphasizes the continual identification and elimination of hazards beyond U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Benefits of VPP Participation include but are not limited to:      

Injury and illness rates at VPP sites on average are 50 percent below industry norms.* Fewer injuries and illnesses mean greater savings for employers as workers' compensation premiums and other costs plummet. Increased morale, a feeling of ownership among employees and an improved relationship between labor and management at the worksite. Reduced compensation costs, absenteeism and insurance premiums along with increased productivity make VPP sites more competitive. Participants provide effective input into OSHA's standard setting process, with examples of proven ways to protect workers in their industries. VPP sites are dedicated to safety and health outreach, improving the health and wellbeing of their communities.

We have been VPP Star since 2011.

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Health Tip of the Month June is Men's Health Month! Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men's Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Stop by Bay Front Medical to celebrate Men’s Health Month. Get your blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate checked all at one visit. Get tips on how to eat healthy and exercise effectively.

Goal of Men's Health Month The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The effect of poor health habits, adverse socialization, and lack of access to health care is reflected in higher mortality among aging men. As wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, we can encourage the men in our lives to seek preventative care as early as possible.

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Health Tip of the Month (Continued) We know our dads are the best workers here at CMSD but did you know dads make a huge difference in a child’s development? Here are more reasons why you should take care of your health… Adaptive and problem solving abilities: Infants who have been well fathered during the first eighteen to twenty-four months of life are more secure in exploring the world around them. Empathy: The strongest predictor of a child’s empathic concern for others in adult life is a high level of paternal child care. Self Control: Young children with positively involved fathering display less impulsivity and more self-control. Moral Sensitivity: Positive paternal engagement, for boys and girls, is closely associated with (1) a lower incidence of disruptive behavior, depression, sadness, and lying; (2) higher sociability through complying with parent’s wishes, getting along with others, and being responsible; (3) boys having fewer school behavior problems; and (4) girls having more cheerful and happy interchanges, greater capacity for positive self-involvement, and greater willingness to try new things. Physical Development: The single most important birth circumstance that protected against birth complications and further illness or trauma in the new born was the father’s presence at delivery. Indirect Effects: Paternal involvement affects the child indirectly through its effects on the mother herself. When a mother feels supported by the father, she is more patient, flexible, emotionally responsive, and available to their children.

“The Dad Difference” taken from research described in Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.’s 2000 book, Fatherneed.

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Security News WAYS TO STAY SAFE AT WORK Since many of us spend a good portion of our time at work, it’s just as important to use crime prevention skills in the workplace as it is at home. Common sense prevention skills and following company policies can make the work place safer for everyone.  Be aware of your surroundings - In parking lots and your work space  Keep your purse, wallet, key or other valuables with you at all times or locked in a drawer. To better ensure the safety and security of our employees:  Always display your badge properly while on company premises.  Be aware of “unauthorized” visitors by making sure all individuals are displaying their badge. If they are not, it could be that they have by-passed the check in point to obtain a visitor or temporary employee badge or that the individual has terminated employment with the company.  Recognize behaviors that can cause personal injury, damage property or cause workers to fear for safety in the workplace. Continental Maritime does not tolerate any threats, intimidation or acts of violence.  Report incidents where employees are not abiding by company policy and procedures or if you notice signs of potential violence in fellow employees.

International Travel – Reminders  Stay Safe and Travel Smart  Know Before You Go  Ask your FSO if your travel requires a more extensive briefing by a government agency or what documents are required to be filled out at least 15 days prior to traveling.

For your convenience, some helpful web sites are listed:  U. S. Department of State: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/ english.html  U. S. Department of State – Alerts and Warnings: Airport http://travel.state.gov/content/ passports/english/alertswarnings.html  Airwise – Airport & Air Travel Guide Weather: http://www.airwise.com/airports/ index.html Enjoy Your Trip 9


Security News HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… If you hold a personnel security clearance, why you need it? A personnel security clearance is needed when the contract you are working on requires access to classified information or a space where classified is present. The classified information you have access to may or may not be located at your office; it may be at Navy Commands or on-board naval vessels. In some cases you may have to have a personnel security clearance because the contract requires it. Note: If you have not had access to classified information and feel that you do not require a clearance for your tasking, please contact your supervisor so that they may notify security to administratively terminate your clearance.

Why you need an annual refresher security briefing since you had an initial security brief when you received a personnel security clearance? It is a requirement of the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM), paragraph 3-107, that “the contractor shall provide all cleared employees with some form of security education and training at least annually.”

Why you need to wear an employee badge? It is company policy to maintain a badge identification management system.

Why adverse information needs to be reported on an individual who holds a personnel security clearance? It is a requirement of the NISPOM, paragraph 1-302 that “Contractors shall report adverse information coming to their attention concerning any of their cleared employees. Reports based on rumor or innuendo should not be made. The subsequent termination of employment of an employee does not prevent the requirement to submit this report. If the individual is employed on a Federal installation, the contractor shall furnish a copy of the report and its final disposition to the commander or head of the installation.”

Carpool Winners Lawrence Frelke Rafael Cisneros Employees car pooling, bike riding, being dropped off or using public transportation are eligible to pick up one rideshare ticket each day from the Security Officer at either gate. At the end of each month turn the tickets into HR stapled in groups of five(5). 10


Benefits

April 2014 As announced in a recent email sent to employees, Huntington Ingalls Industries is introducing a Tobacco-Free Incentive Program that offers employees a preferred medical insurance rate for being tobacco free. HII is making its largest investment in you– our employees – because you are what makes HII unique as a business. Part of this investment includes ensuring that you and your family have access to the tools, information and education that help you make healthy lifestyle choices. HII has a tradition of doing things right, and that includes taking care of our employees and their families. But, this also includes each of you doing your part to live a healthier lifestyle which sometimes isn’t easy. The Tobacco-Free Incentive Program is available to non-represented employees who are enrolled in Anthem PPO, Anthem CDHP, Kaiser, BAJA, SIMNSA, NNI PPO, HMSA and Aetna Global health plans ONLY. (Employees with TRICARE or who are covered by other health care plans are not eligible for this program). Through the program, employees who do not use tobacco are eligible for the preferred tobacco-free rate that is $660 less annually than the standard 2014-2015 rate. To qualify for the preferred rate, an employee must be a nontobacco user or complete HII’s designed tobacco cessation program, Quit for Life, or a similar tobacco cessation program under the supervision of their personal physician. A tobacco user is defined as anyone who has used cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, e-cigarettes, kreteks (clove cigarettes), or any form of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco, dip or snuff in the last six months. During annual enrollment, employees enrolled in the benefits plans listed above will be asked to attest to their tobacco-use status. You will be asked to identify yourself as a “tobacco user” or a “non­tobacco user” through an electronic affidavit that will appear dur­ ing the enrollment process. Employees can also call the HII Benefits Center at 1-877-2163222 to attest to their tobacco status via phone. Dependents are not eligible for this incen­ tive program and are not required to declare their tobacco status. Employees who do not attest to a tobacco-use status before Nov. 30 will receive the stand­ ard rate when the six-month grace period ends on Dec. 31.

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Benefits (continued) The preferred tobacco-free rate will go into effect on July 1, the beginning of the new benefits year. The program begins with a six-month grace period during which all eligible employees, regardless of tobacco-use status, will receive the preferred tobacco-free rate. This grace period is offered as an opportunity for employees who currently use tobacco to qualify for the preferred rate. To qualify, tobacco-using employees must quit using tobacco or successfully complete the Quit for Life program or another tobacco-cessation program through their personal physician. If you do not use tobacco – You should attest to your non-tobacco use status prior to Nov. 30 to ensure that you continue to receive the preferred rate after the grace period ends on Dec. 31. If you do not identify a tobacco-use status, you will receive the standard rate beginning Jan. 1, 2015. If you use tobacco – You have until Nov. 30 to identify your tobacco-use status. As a tobacco user, you will receive the preferred tobacco-free rate during the six-month grace period. During this time you are encouraged to quit using tobacco and become tobacco-free or complete the HII preferred tobacco cessation program, Quit for Life, or a similar tobacco cessation program under the supervision of your physician. If you complete any of these options prior to Nov. 30, you will need to identify yourself as a non-tobacco user to continue receiving the preferred rate on Jan. 1, 2015. If you complete any of these options after Nov. 30, you should log into Your Benefits Resources and change your tobacco-use status. Changes made to tobacco-use status after Nov. 30 will be reflected in rate adjustments that will occur on July 1, 2015, and Jan. 1, 2016. If you attest to being a tobacco user, you will not be eligible to continue receiving the incentive rate when the six-month grace period expires on Dec. 31 and you will see your rate return to the 2014-2015 standard rate. If you use tobacco products, HII is committed to helping you and your covered dependents quit using tobacco. We know that quitting tobacco can be a challenge and that a little support can go a long way. That’s why we offer tobacco-cessation resources, including Quit for Life and the Employee Assistance Program. Employees and their dependents over the age of 18 who are enrolled in Anthem PPO, Anthem CDHP, Kaiser, BAJA, SIMNSA, NNI PPO, HMSA and Aetna Global can contact Quit for Life and get free assistance with tobacco cessation by contacting Quit for Life at 1-866-784-8454 or online at http://hiibenefits.com/Pages/FreeClearTobaccoCessationProgram.aspx.

Employees and their dependents can also contact the Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day at 1-855-400-9185. Some frequently asked questions are enclosed for your review. If you still have questions after reviewing the FAQ, please contact the HIBC at 1-877-216-3222. Do not forget to have your PIN number ready when you call. It is eight (8) characters long.

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June Birthdays Samuel Ramirez

Monique Williams

Manuel Ramirez

Tomas Ramirez

Rosa Silva

Olivia Fagan

Norene Riveroll

Brian Schulz

Dan Miller

Raul Lopez

Virginia Frison

Ricardo Gallarzo Jr

Martin Flores

Jonathan Garabito

Gary Hornaday

Larry Hunley

Mary Ann Davis

Jessica Montalvo

Armando Reynoso

Jesus Ortiz

Manuel Avilez

George Eastman

Claudio Estrada

Adel Abu Salem

Moshe Krafchow

Hector Tirado

Paul Baker

Antonio Mendez

Hector Becerra

James Sumilang

Christopher Najera

David Carbajal

Do not forget to stop by HR and pick up your Birthday card.

Safety Incentive Winners Marco Jimenez Mark Gutierrez Martin Barrientos Eduardo Lara Jorge Fausto To be entered into the drawing simply follow all safe work practices and use the proper PPE for your task. To reward exemplary safety, Foreman and Managers can issue a “Safety Star� chit, or email EH&S, for an employee to receive an extra entry into the drawing. 13


Years of Service 5 Years

10 Years

Michael Chandler Danielle Frazier

Eduardo Lara Jesus Reyes

15 Years

25 Years

Michael DeOssie Henry Ruhl

Dan Miller

Thank you for your Dedication!

Promotions 

Bryan Glass was promoted to Outside Machinist Tradesman 4

John Ramirez was promoted to Security Officer 3

Anna “Liza” Tejeda-Dominguez was promoted to Subcontract Manager

New Hires 

Keith Garrett was hired on as a NDT Examiner 3

Eric Burcher was hired on as a Production Technical Writer

Johnny Garcia was hired on as a Production Technical Writer

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Help Wanted COST ACCOUNTING MANAGER Main responsibilities will include supervision of cost accounting staff and work product, billing, revenue calculation, indirect rate calculation and application. Excellent analytical and communication skills; both verbal and written are required in order to interface with business management. Working knowledge of Accounting and Financial processes is required. Hands on working knowledge and skills with JAMIS Cost Accounting Software a plus. Familiar with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) a must. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business related field required. 6-10 years of relevant experience. Must be a US Citizen. FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN JOURNEYMAN Minimum 4 years industrial or commercial electrical experience including; 480 volt systems, electrical troubleshooting, conduit bending and NEC knowledge. Experience in at least one other building maintenance trade, such as; machinery repair, HVAC, plumbing or carpentry. Must be US citizen. Ability to acquire Rapid Gate Credential required. PIPE WELDER Journey-level: with a min 5 – 10 years Shipboard/shipyard experience, know marine-piping systems, certify to Tig & able to pass welding test requirements. Must be US citizen. Ability to acquire Rapid Gate Credential required. SECURITY OFFICER Immediate opening for Security Officer. Min of 1 - 5 years security exp. Responsibilities include conducting patrols of buildings, piers, parking lots, and grounds to ensure security and safety. Permits authorized persons to enter property, vehicle inspections of departing personnel to guard against theft of company property, direct traffic on company premises in addition to other security responsibilities. The Security Officer must be physically able to respond to emergencies. Must have Security Guard card. Must be a US Citizen. Excellent CO paid benefits and savings plan. Apply in person to: Continental Maritime of San Diego A Subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries 1995 Bay Front Street San Diego, CA 92113 Equal Opportunity Employer | M/F/Veterans/Disabled Welcome

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Food Truck Survey CMSD is taking a survey to better serve our employees on the usage of the food truck service. The purpose of this is to have satisfied customers and to get more people using the convenience of the food truck. The survey will also help us accommodate our employee’s needs and wants by customizing the menu. The survey form is two-sided to accommodate both English and Spanish speakers. Please complete one side and return the survey to Ellen Humpherys in Human Resources no later than Monday, June 16th.

We are also looking into bringing in some specialty food trucks. Watch for more information on the specialty trucks in the July newsletter.

The survey forms will be sent to your department to be handed out.

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Bike to Work Did you know that Malcolm Swall, the CMSD Controller, has been riding his bike to work almost every day since February 2010? He does this for several reasons. First, is for the physical benefit of it being a great way to exercise. Second, is for the financial benefit of it costing less to ride than drive. Third, it is great for the environment because it causes no pollution. Finally, it is because his commuting distance is really short. He could walk to work if he wanted to, but it would take too long to walk the four miles. Malcolm has four bikes right now. They are a: Giant Cypress, for commuting; Surly Cross-check, for touring; Focus Cayo Evo, for the road; and a Jamis Sonik, for the track. He rides the Surly once a week to bring clothes into work, which he carries on the rack. Then he rides the Focus the other days, which has no rack. Malcolm’s goal for 2014 is to ride in 12 century (100 mile) events in 12 months. He recently rode in the San Diego Century Bike Tour on Saturday, May 31st. This course took him from Solana Beach to Ramona and back. To encourage fellow coworkers, Malcolm would like to remind everyone that it is great exercise, costs less than driving and causes no pollution. Plus, to really achieve any fitness goal, you have to commit to a lot of regular activity. He emphasizes the activity needs to be something you really enjoy doing, otherwise you won’t keep up with it. He says he enjoys riding his bike more than running, which used to be his previous main fitness activity. Lastly, he claims biking takes you further, it is cooler, it is easier to bring stuff along and there is more to “geek out” about with bikes and related equipment. Good job, Malcolm, keep riding! If you need a mentor or have questions Malcolm is here to help.

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The HII Ethics and Business Conduct Program The Ethics Program supports over 38,000 employees within 10 Divisions & Subsidiaries

Who We Are 

A values-based ethics and business conduct program.

Tone at the Top ethical leadership and commitment.

A Code of Ethics that defines the ethical behavior we expect from our employees to perform their jobs.

We provide ongoing ethics education and training.

We promote a culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law.

We have a 24/7 reporting system (OpenLine) where employees can report improper ethical conduct.

Provide continuous employee ethics awareness and communication initiatives.

Experienced BCO’s and ethics champions within the divisions to support and strengthen the ethics program.

Consistent internal ethics audits and assessments.

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In Diversity’s Grip National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Marks Ninth Anniversary in 2014 In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the eighth anniversary of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. The campaign to designate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, was spearheaded by Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Through the commemoration of this month, we hope to ensure that America is reminded that its greatness lies in its diversity, with Caribbean immigrants from founding father Alexander Hamilton, to journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who have shaped the American dream.

About LGBT Pride Month Until recently, Pride Days for individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) were celebrated at many different times all over the US. The most significant date in LGBT history occurring in June was the 3-day protest in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, an event that marked the first time that the gay community joined together to fight for its rights, thereby gaining national attention. The anniversary of this event was one of the reasons June was chosen as the nationally proclaimed month to celebrate LGBT Pride. On June 2, 2000, former President William J. Clinton designated the month of June as Gay and Lesbian Pride month, encouraging Americans to recognize “the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done. Clinton proclaimed that observing Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is one way to “celebrate the progress we have made in creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians.” Gay and Lesbian issues are important, for in the words of former President Clinton, they are “our colleagues and neighbors, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends and partners.” Observing Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is one step to understanding our differences and creating a truly inclusive society where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and all Americans, are afforded equal rights. 19


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Upcoming Events for June in San Diego County 

San Diego County Fair ~ June 7 thru July 6

Julian Laguna Classic ~ June 28th

Annual Festa do Espirito Santo ~ June 6-8

Air Show San Diego ~ June 7-8

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off ~ June 28th

San Diego Greek Festival ~ June 13-15

Open Cockpit Days ~ June 28-29

Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition ~ June 13th

Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans ~ June 28-29

A Lighthouse & the Strawberry Moon ~ June 13th

San Diego International Triathlon ~ June 29th

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival ~ June 14-15

Open Cockpit Days ~ June 14-15

Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow ~ June 14-15

Taste of Little Italy ~ June 18th

La Jolla Festival of the Arts ~ June 21-22

Upcoming Padre Games 

Vs Washington Nationals ~ June 6-8

Vs Seattle Mariners ~ June 18-19

Vs LA Dodgers ~ June 20-22

Vs Arizona Diamondbacks ~ June 27-29

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