MCS recognizes the importance and needs of the local regions and plans to take meaningful actions to implement its community commitment as described in DEAR 970.5226-3, which is included in Section H.69 of the prime contract. MCS’s mission is to contribute to the surrounding communities’ economy, education, and quality of life. Our Community Commitment Plan enables us to be an active corporate leader within the community and contribute to the economic stabilization and growth to the areas that surround us. In partnership with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), MCS plans to focus on the three sectors: Educational Involvement, Economic Involvement, and Community Involvement.
MCS will target our Educational Outreach Program for student support, curriculum enhancement, educational technology, public understanding, and service of employees. In collaboration with local schools and the community, MCS identified critical areas of need and will target the following:
2 Workforce Development
1 Provide educational tools and technologies, along with school supplies to ensure student success throughout the school year.
2 Mentor students on career awareness (specifically encouraging science, engineering, and manufacturing in relation to the DUF6 project), provide scholarships and internships, and higher education opportunities.
3 Host field trips and conduct classroom demonstrations so students are made aware of the DUF6 project.
5 Participate and volunteer in local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Programs with area schools.
1 Provide an educational assistance program to our employees pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree related to the mission of the DUF6 Conversion Project.
2 Offer outside training programs or executive training programs for nonexecutive employees interested in professional development or gaining a graduate degree in related disciplines at the DUF6 Project.
MCS will provide training and educational opportunities to their managers and leaders within the organization to help with overall improvement and skills development, such as conflict resolution. MCS will also seek out employees or identify people within our organization who have potential to fill management roles and provide training necessary via conference attendance or classes to benefit the future of the project.
MCS’s educational assistance program provides opportunities for employees to obtain additional education or training in order to maintain or enhance their competence in their job and prepare for future opportunities and critical skill positions within the company.
MCS will establish a Purchasing Program with a solicitation preference toward regional businesses while complying with our DOE-approved purchasing system. We will conduct business alliances with regional vendors, coordinate with Chambers of Commerce, and small business development centers targeting the following areas:
Local and Small Business Engagement
1 Identify regional small businesses and vendors for training and mentoring programs to enable companies to compete fairly and effectively for subcontracts and purchase orders.
2 Encourage the formation of regional trade associations that will enable regional businesses to meet future project needs.
3 Coordinate with Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Centers on small business opportunities.
4 Conduct Safety Fairs in all three locations, which gives local businesses opportunities to showcase their goods and services.
5 Promote project spending with local businesses, as allowable under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
6 In partnership with Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI), MCS will donate excess property to SODI allowing the local community to benefit from excess property located at the Portsmouth site.
MCS will target our local communities in all three locations by participating in local community activities, and sponsoring and volunteering through various local charities we select. By volunteering our time, MCS employees benefit from leadership and skill development, team building, loyalty and retention, employee recruitment, improved pubic reputation, and a stronger community. Volunteering defines our corporate responsibility, redefines our company’s image, and develops employee character traits. MCS will allow their employees to volunteer their time within the community to promote personal growth and self-esteem, strengthen our community, encourage civic responsibility, and make a difference in local people’s lives. MCS has identified two areas which are listed below:
Charitable Giving and Volunteering
1 Collaborate with out parent companies to make monetary donations to local charities of our choice.
2 Identify and evaluate opportunities to supplement MCS employee contributions toward community organizations.
3 Periodically review, modify, and improve our monetary donations to ensure its continued alignment with the future needs of our project and our region.
4 MCS will provide an opportunity for employees to take Paid Time Off or use unallowable funds to volunteer within our community for their local charity of choice or company sponsored charities.
MCS commits to a beneficial partnership with DOE, aimed at enhancing the vitality and sustainability of our regional communities through economic diversification, educational assistance, and social support. Because MCS operates with two production facilities/processing plants, and supported by the Lexington Business Office, our goal is think globally but act locally. This plan outlines our social responsibility to the communities that surround us, provides visibility for both DOE and MCS, all while promoting a positive word of mouth and goodwill. Not only does the community benefit from having their needs met and fulfilled, both MCS and DOE benefit from nurturing personal goals, causes we care about, and boosting morale.