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July is open enrollment for 401k. Please submit your changes or application to Linda Bailey @  linda.bailey@siriustechnical.com.



The Sirius home office will be closed on

 Friday, July 4th, 2014



Congratulations to Bailee Bush of Sirius Technical Services as she celebrated her college graduation from the University of South Alabama on May 10th, 2014 with a BS degree in Professional Health Services.  Congrats Bailee!




Congratulations Sarah K. Green, daughter of Billy and Deborah Dickson, who graduated from William Carey College after being a stay-at-home Mom for ten years.   Sarah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education





Jay Little, son of Sirius employee Kym Little Gunderson, graduated from Baker High School on May 20, 2014 and is going to University of Southern Mississippi in the fall.  Congrats Jay!





Laile Stagner, son of Sirius employee Linda Bailey, graduated from the University of Mobile with his Bachelors in Science in Business Administration. 





Jesse Robertson Evans, son of Michelle Evans, Sirius, graduated from Davidson High School, Mobile, AL. with an EPIC Major Certificate.  





Orion employee,
Ted Branham, welcomed his fourth child, son Kolbey, born on February 3rd, weighing in at 8lbs, 2 oz and 19 inches long.  Welcome Kolbey!
Sirius contractor,
Carrie Spell, welcomed her son on Valentines Day!  Myles Austin Spell was born Feb 14th, 2014, 7lbs 7oz. and 21" long. 
Sirius employee, 
Chris Hilbun, welcomed his newborn son on May 1, 2014. 

Gabriel Steele Hilbun was 6 lbs 14 oz. 

Sirius  employee

Vadis Jensen welcomed her fourth granddaughter, Carleigh Marteil Breland, born to her son and wife, Casey and Shauntelle Breland of Lucedale.


Carleigh Marteil Breland 
April 16th, 2014 
weighing 6 lb. , 13 oz. 
and 20" long 
Sirius employee,
Johnny Bush,  welcomed his new granddaughter, Finley Claire Bryan (daughter of Christi Bush-Bryan), on May 2, 2014. Finley weighed in at
 9 lbs. 2 oz.   
Sirius employee, Kenny McMillon, recently welcomed his son, Brantley Cade McMillon, weighing in at 8oz and 21 inches.  

Teresa Estes, Sirius employee, became a Mimi again! Georgia Anne Wingard was born April 30th, 2014. 

8 lbs 4ozs., 21.5 in long



Sirius employee,

Courtney Whitten,


Justin Hyde

married on April 19, 2014 at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope, AL.





Sirius Employee Sherri Sullivan who married Alex McClantoc on 
March 28th, 2014 
 in Mobile, AL. 
Wedding Bells  
 Sirius Sponsors CAC of Mobile

The Child Advocacy Center of Mobile, AL. is hosting CHEERS to CHILDREN on Monday, July 28th,  6:00-8:30 pm at Cafe' 615, 615 Dauphin Street - Downtown Mobile, AL.  The event will feature a Wine Tasting, Hors d'oeuvres, Auctions and Live Music!  $35/donation. Please come enjoy a good time for a good cause!  Contact The CAC for more info @ 251.432.1101. 
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Young Engineers Compete


Sirius Technical Services recently sponsored the World Robotics Competition in Anaheim, CA. where over 700 teams competed from 26 different countries.  Each team of young engineering students built a machine that was both autonomous and operated by a controller, and designed to do various tasks on an obstacle course.  The "robot" competes against other robots built to the same specs, and is judged on the young engineers' abilities in programming, problem solving, and mechanical aptitude.  


Employee of the Quarter!
Bryan Langham
Bryan Langham pictured above with Sirius service representative, Kristin Sanborn.

Sirius is pleased to honor one of our favorite "L&L" employees (long and loyal!), with our Employee of the Quarter award presented to Bryan Langham, of Spanish Fort, AL. Bryan has been a long time employee with Sirius, having been on-board with us from the early days in January of 2008.  

"Bryan has been a valuable structural designer and checker in our industry," said Susie Bush, COO of Sirius, "and I am always extra thankful for our employees who have been loyal to us over the years.  Bryan is not only a great talent, he's a great person too!"

 Bryan has been in the design industry since 1998, and when not at work he is a full time dad to his two sons, Connor (6) and Garrison (9).  When time remains after the boys and work, Bryan really likes to be outdoors, enjoying the beach and kayaking.  Thanks for your relationship with us Bryan and for all your hard work!

We appreciate and congratulate you!






If you work in engineering design in the Mobile, AL. area or surrounding plants, it's likely you've heard the name, Kenny Boucher.  Kenny is a phenomenal 3D piping designer who works at Orion Engineering and who in March of this year, contracted a mysterious blood virus which attacked his system and had him fighting for his life. To control the spreading, Kenny recently had to undergo amputation of his lower legs and fingertips.  We hope you will help us support Kenny's family as we come together to raise funds to help modify Kenny's home to fit his new lifestyle and assist in medical expenses.  


JOIN US on July 18th for this BBQ/draw-down fundraiser which includes: All you can eat Ribs, Chicken & Pulled Pork w/ fixings and (2) drink tickets with your $30 ticket.
Additional drinks will be available on a donation basis
Music & Entertainment will be provided, as well as more raffles and drawings!


When:      July 18, 2014 
Time:        4:30pm - 9:00pm 

Location: Orion Engineering (next door warehouse) 

                 3495 Hurricane Bay Dr. Theodore, AL. 36582

Can't make the event?  Purchase "draw-down" tickets for $30 each for your chance to win $1000 cash!  NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!
Donations can also be made on the link below:
For more information contact: 
Dustin Walker or Pam Jaye at 251-443-5055 or 
Michelle West at 251-443-1166.

Technical Staffing Certifications
From top left: Kristin Bailey, Erika Bennett, Brandi Gilmore, and bottom, Linda Bailey.

Sirius congratulates the following staff members for recently passing their TSC/CSP exam:  Kristin Bailey, Erika Bennett, Brandie Gilmore, and Linda Bailey. TSC (Technical Staffing Certified) and CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) is a technical exam administered by the American Staffing Association which is an extensive overview of the laws and regulations governing the staffing community.  Certification is good for three years and must be maintained through education on staffing and legal issues relevant to the industry.  Congratulations ladies!

IRS Audits Focusing On Staffing Agency Per Diem
Reprinted from April 8, 2014 and previously published Spring 2014 by        :

Kaufman Canoles A Professional Corporation - Norfolk Office




The IRS is looking at making sure employees' "tax homes" are correctly identified by their employer. In other words, the employer must ensure the employee is working away from his true "tax home" before paying any per diem. The IRS is often challenging the sufficiency of employers' documentation processes-for example, seeking current leases, mortgage statements, utility bills, etc.-to make sure an employee actually has a tax home away from where he's working. Also, any "temporary" employees working in one location for longer than twelve months pose additional problems as they are no longer eligible to receive per diem while continuing to work in that location.

This issue has understandably been on the staffing industry's radar lately given the potential for substantial liability if done incorrectly and caught on audit. The IRS is being very proactive about targeting the staffing industry regarding these practices, so ensuring compliance now will minimize liability.



Congratulations Sirius employee Don Harbison and his wife Gracie who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26th, 2014!

 14th Annual PEP Golf Invitational
Team Sirius was represented by Sirius Account Manager,  Kristin Sanborn, Josh Carter, Ali Afzalirad of Optaros Inc,. Trent Cameron of Process Machinery, and Michelle Evans West, Account Manager with Sirius.

Chevron Teamwork / The CBRES Group

Chevron Business and Real Estate Services

The CEBRES group at Chevron is tasked with managing all of the refinery's facilities and services refinery wide for over 400 buildings.  Projects include roads, maintenance, HVAC, water, generators, portable toilets, office space, office furniture, etc. Thanks to our group members who participate in this important task force.

Left to Right: Gene Miketinas, Carrie Spell, Chris Hilbun, Connie Hartman, Joli Lauban, Amber Odom, Larin Dees, and Darin Matthews.  Seated is Jerry Hoag and Kym Gunderson. 




 Kym Gunderson of Sirius poses with Chevron Sirius employees, Amber Odom, left, and Joli Lauban, right.  Amber and Joli were recognized for special work done on the Business Plan Roll Out at Chevron in Pascagoula, MS. 




Sirius Account Manager, Kristin Sanborn, shares a snapshot with Sirius employee, James Hathcock at 
Plant Ratcliffe in Dekalb, MS.  
Employees of Kemper county enjoy some 
downtime at Mugshots.

Top left to right:  Rob Lowery, Carla Boerst, John Cieutat, (bottom), Mike Flores, Kristin Sanborn and Jeremy Hobbs.