Radcon contractor says benefits package fits rules

k31An earlier post noted that ARS Aleut Services (AAS) had won the $56.5M subcontract to handle radiation protection services for the environmental cleanup program in Oak Ridge managed by UCOR.

It was a big win for the company, and Kimberly Jack of AAS said the company currently employs 115 people under the Oak Ridge subcontract, with some near-term growth likely.

Meanwhile, there have been some complaints from Radcon employees during the transition to AAS from Spectra Tech because of a reported reduction in the employee benefits package, including medical insurance.

Jack said it is corporate policy not to comment on the internal benefits program, but she said the benefits package for employees was in compliance with the Service Contract Act, Affordable Care Act, and the Oak Ridge contract requirements.

The contract was reportedly a small business set-aside, and Anne Smith, a spokeswoman for UCOR, said the subcontract competition was open to any and all small businesses who met the set-aside requirements and “qualification criteria.”

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