Rebuilding America’s Communities, One Small business at a time
Icetech HUBZone Plan and Operation
Icetech provides Federal contracting assistance to:
Increase employment opportunities
Stimulate capital investment in hard unemployment areas
Empower communities through economic leveraging and multiplier effect.
As a very succesful Hubzone company, Icetech’s compensation
plan is designed to attract and retain employees—helping to ensure
long-term, home ownership and increase quality service at Icetech
and our client’s sites. Our compensation plan is divided into two
areas—salaries and benefits. There are several key aspects to our
plan that have proved very successful at Icetech in fulfilling the requirement that
35% of a HUBZone firm's employees reside in a HUBZone.
Icetech hires and attracts the best and offers competitive salaries
and above-industry standard benefits. Icetech continually reviews
our compensation plan, provides training, and offers our employees
a challenging work environment with opportunities for career growth
either with other Icetech Incentives and Retention Programs or within
our extensive industry partner organizations. Each employee is committed
to Icetech’s growth and progress. Icetech supports this dedication
by providing highly competitive wage opportunities, an extremely
flexible, company-sponsored insurance plan, a competitive paid time
off (PTO) plan and holiday schedule, tuition assistance, and the
opportunity for bonuses. Icetech also provides employees with a 401(k)
savings plan, and an employee hand book with all the policy plans.
Icetech provides economic development
through its established neighboring residential gated community program,
located right across the street where Icetech’s professional employees
can live near the Icetech facility. As a Hubzone certified small
business company, Icetech has a 3% turnover rate as we retain our
personnel, subject to the purpose of the Hubzone program in the FAR
Part 19.1301, through employment opportunities, investments, and
economic development. Icetech provides employment opportunities
targeting professional and highly skilled and trained community residents
into this program. In addition, Icetech provides investments through
it's professional training and certification programs such as the
ISSO 2700, CISCO, EC Counsel Cyber Security, and many others through
Icetech’s established professional testing and certification center
940 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Tel: (800) 490-3117
Education and Training
Icetech encourages employees to learn new skills and develop new
areas of expertise. Icetech’s policy in this area is driven by
the belief that each individual’s development and growth is synonymous
with the company’s development and growth. Our International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2001 registration requires us to
document and show advancement in employee competencies.
Icetech also provides for a wide range of technical seminars and courses
as needed to keep professional and technical staff current in their
professions and with their ongoing assignments.
An annual training plan is developed for both technical and management personnel.
This plan is developed with input from employees, supervisors, and clients.
The objective is to take into account the needs of all three entities (client,
employee, and Icetech) and develop a comprehensive plan addressing needs and
priorities. Training is provided through various methods—instructor led, informal
“brown bag” sessions, computer-based training (CBT), and Internet online training.
Also Icetech is a Professional VUE testing center www.vue.com and
www.prometric.com where we encourage our employee to get their certifications
like CISCO, EXIN, CISSP, CSP, and many Industry standards. With the increase
in quality training being developed for self-paced, online, or CBT delivery,
and certification the impact on the support environment can be virtually eliminated.
We at Icetech reimburse up to $3,000 per year for job-related advanced study
and $1,500 reimbursement for College Tuition.
addition to providing on-the-job and external training, we encourage our employees
to join and participate in professional organizations within (and sometimes
outside of) their field of expertise. These organizations focus on topics ranging
from IT and Web-based technologies to scientific and medical research information.
The following list includes the names of Web-based and scientific organizations
listed in the solicitation as well as other similar organizations, all of which
have Icetech employees as members:
- American Chemical Society;
- Association for Computing Machinery;
- American Society of Microbiology;
- Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering;
- Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs, MCSEs, MOS, etc.);
- EXIN ISO2700 Security, PM, ISO Quality
- American Society for Information Science and Technology;
- Cisco Professional Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCIE, etc.).
When local job candidates cannot be found within the local client
area Icetech will assist through a 3rd party nonprofit organization
Live Baltimore http://www.livebaltimore.com to
help search for living places to live. When appropriate, eligible
new employees will receive relocation assistance. This valuable option
helps new employees to successfully transition into their new living
and working environments here at Icetech.
New employees that are eligible for relocation assistance can submit their moving
expenses to Icetech. Once the expense submission has been reviewed and approved,
the new employee will be issued a payment reimbursing them for any allowable
relocation costs incurred. Reimbursements are tax free to the extent permitted
by IRS regulation.
Flextime and compressed work week
Flextime refers to a range of scheduling systems that allows employees
to adjust their arrival and departure times within specified ranges.
Employees must work a standard number of hours within a given time
period, such as 40 hours during a five-day workweek. Some flextime
plans allow workers to change their schedules frequently—even daily—while
others require commitment to a set schedule for a period of weeks
Compressed workweek is schedule permitting a full-time employee
to perform the equivalent of a week's work in fewer than five full
days. In exchange for working longer days, employees enjoy larger
blocks of time off.
Icetech has established an Employee 401(k) feature. Employees may
participate in Icetech’s 401(k) plan after six months of service.
Employee accounts are self-directed and may be allocated among a
diversified mix of mutual funds. Icetech may provide a discretionary
matching contribution to participant 401(k) accounts for a plan year.
The ESOP with 401(k) feature provides Icetech’s employees with the opportunity
to participate in the growth and success of the company and to be rewarded for
their own contributions to that success.