To serve as a representative body for college hires,
co-ops, and interns throughout SRS.
- Create awareness of common workplace issues surrounding
acclimation and career development,
- Identify problems and solutions related to college
- Serve as a peer support group to leverage relationships,
- Foster a dialogue with direct supervisors and
Senior management, and
- Be a vehicle to initiate change throughout the
Senior leadership has recognized that there is a shortage of employees
being trained and developed to secure more management positions in
the near term. Thus, managers have been challenged to review their
current programs for hiring, training, and developing college graduates
and employees in the lower grade levels.
With this in mind, senior management at Savannah River Site decided
that the College Hire Advisory Council should be expanded to address
the issues relevant to SRS and all of its college hires. The program
was originally initiated in Bechtel's San Francisco Office, and
has become a platform for SRS CHAC to grow on.
Open to all college hires (0-5 years) and those that have a particular
interest in the college hire program. Currently there are over 300
active college hire participants located at SRS
The new members committee:
- serves as the liaison between college hires, Human Resources,
and CHAC to welcome new college hires to the Savannah River Site.
- promotes involvement in CHAC
- provides information regarding activities and meetings, and
works with communications to maintain a current list of college
hires at SRS
- manages the College Hire Manual
and oversees its content development, production, distribution,
The Programs Committee develops quality programs and activities
that engage CHAC while providing insight into the larger SRS community
through guest speakers and career development sessions.
The Social Committee provides high quality, structured entertainment
for new hires of the Savannah River Site to interact outside of
work in order to facilitate networking, encourage camaraderie, and
promote participation in CHAC.
The volunteer committee strives to create a community awareness
within SRS CHAC members by providing opportunities to experience
the personal rewards, understand the societal importance, and gain
professional fulfillment from community service. Responsible for
organizing projects and events where CHAC members are representatives
of SRS within the CSRA.