The transition website for the new contractor at the Y-12 National Security Complex and Pantex Plant was posted online on Thursday afternoon. The new website for Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC is available at http://www.cnstransition.com.
CNS is the new managing and operating contractor at Y-12 in Oak Ridge and Pantex in Amarillo, Texas. The contract award, worth up to about $23 billion over 10 years, was first announced in January 2013 but delayed by a series of protests. The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied the third and final protest on Thursday, Feb. 27. On Monday, officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration said the transition to the new contractor had started and was expected to last four months.
On Thursday, CNS spokesman Jason Bohne said the company would be adding much more information to the transition website during the next few weeks and months, including more details on the senior management team, proposed organization, messages to employees, and more.
The transition website includes a message from CNS President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haynes, who has been senior vice president and deputy general manager for the current Y-12 contractor, B&W Y-12. Other members of the CNS leadership team include Michael Jones, transformation; Darrell Graddy, mission support; and Carl Strock, project director for the Uranium Processing Facility.
The website said the primary objectives of the transition are to establish the CNS organization to assure the continuity of payroll and benefits for employees, and assure that both sites can continue to carry out their missions with minimal disruption, despite the contractor transition.
It includes information for current Y-12 employees as well.
“CNS recognizes the importance of retaining mission-critical incumbent contractor staff and preserving the institutional knowledge of ongoing projects,” the website said. “Accordingly, we have begun our human resources transition activities, including surveying the incumbent contractor workforce to determine their level of interest to work for CNS. Employment offers for CNS are scheduled to be issued no later than 90 days after start of transition. These offers will specify a date by which we need a response to assure continuity of employment.”
The CNS companies include Bechtel National Inc., Lockheed Martin Services Inc., ATK Launch Systems Inc., and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.
“CNS is dedicating a senior team of capable managers from its member companies to tackle the challenges facing Pantex and Y-12 and to ensure the most successful future,” said the new website, which also includes information for supplier and subcontractor opportunities, as well as job opportunities.