HPM Corporation is proud to be a pre-selected subcontractor and teaming partner with the Mission Support Alliance (MSA) in the successful bid for the Mission Support Contract at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site. The MSA comprises a team of outstanding nationally recognized corporations including Lockheed Martin, Jacobs, Inc. and Wackenhut Services, Inc. HPMC will play a critical role in the Mission Assurance Organization providing quality oversight, corrective action management, securing a Voluntary Protection Plan Star for the organization, and leading the effort to develop an approved Integrated Safety Management System.

The purpose of the Mission Support Contract (MSC) is to provide direct support to two DOE offices and the contractor organizations working at Hanford with cost-effective infrastructure and site services integral and necessary to accomplish the Hanford Site environmental cleanup mission. The scope of the MSC includes five primary functions:

  • Safety, Security and Environment
  • Site Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Site Business Management
  • Information Resources/Content Management
  • Portfolio Management

HPMC's Workscope Includes:

Corrective Action Management
One of the functions within most quality programs is a process for feedback and improvement. Key to a successful feedback and improvement process is an effective and efficient Corrective Action Management (CAM) program. HPMC is responsible for the functional operation of the CAM program for the entire MSC contract. This requires that the findings from all internal and external oversight reports be channeled through the CAM organization for a risk ranking, tracking, trending, and reporting to internal and external customers.

Performance Measurement
HPMC is responsible for the development, tracking, trending, and reporting of safety and operations statistics for the MSA. Development of appropriate performance indicators requires working with senior and line managers to identify areas of performance interest; internally and from the DOE customer. Data systems are identified and appropriate indicators selected and electronically tracked and trended. Routine and ad hoc reporting is also required.

Voluntary Protection Program
OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a pay way to obtain an excellent safety culture and performance by establishing cooperative working relationships and utilizing the knowledge and skills of labor, managers, and OSHA experts. The MSC must obtain a VPP Star soon after contract start-up. HPMC is leading the teams responsible for assuring compliance with requirements in preparation for the onsite assessment and verification.

Integrated Safety Management System
The DOE’s Integrated Safety Management System (ISM) program was codified in the late 1990’s and is included in most DOE contracts. The ISM is an approach to securing excellent safety performance through disciplined work planning and execution with a focus on its guiding principles and core functions. The contractor must develop and implement an ISM plan (system description) and secure a verification assessment before the contractor is said to have met the ISM requirement. HPMC is responsible for leading the multi-faceted teams that are responsible for reviewing and revising the system description, performing internal assessments to assure compliance, and preparing for the external verification audit.

Requirements Management
HPMC is responsible for identifying all contractual, agency specific, and other requirements associated with the operation of the MSC contract and assigning individuals within the MSC responsibility for maintaining currency and compliance with the requirement. As the custodian of the requirements matrix, it is HPMC’s responsibility to assure that requirements are kept current and assigned to the appropriate individual.