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Performance Management Matters

Performance Management Matters

According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, a majority of the U.S. workforce (51%) is not engaged with their work. And according to an Engagement Institute study, disengaged employees cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually. By contrast, engaged employees make it... read more
Addressing Absenteeism in Your Workforce

Addressing Absenteeism in Your Workforce

A client recently contacted us and wanted to discuss employee absenteeism. The client, a government contractor, had experienced a recent surge in employee absenteeism (for various reasons such as PTO, sick leave, call off’s, LWOP, etc.). Although the client did not want to broadly... read more
Is Telecommuting The Key To An  Improved Workforce?

Is Telecommuting The Key To An Improved Workforce?

Recently “Emily”, an HR Manager at one of C2’s government contracting clients implemented an anonymous “suggestion box” to obtain employees’ ideas on how to enhance the company’s benefit offerings.  She discovered that a majority of respondents wanted the option to telecommute at least part... read more
Workplace Violence – Is Your Company Prepared?

Workplace Violence – Is Your Company Prepared?

Workplace violence is a major concern for both employers and employees. Not only does it adversely affect the victims of violence, but it can undermine employee morale, cause good employees to leave, adversely impact employee performance, and even negatively affect employers’ bottom line. Unfortunately,... read more
WORKPLACE FRAGRANCES AND THE ADA

WORKPLACE FRAGRANCES AND THE ADA

Is sensitivity to workplace fragrances or odors a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)? Can an employee really need an accommodation for the way an office smells or for a perfume another employee is wearing? Believe it or not, this was the... read more
DIVERSITY IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

DIVERSITY IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

Last month, a Director from one of C2’s federal contracting clients called to discuss a conversation she had just had with one of the company’s employees – “John.” John is a U.S. born citizen who practices traditional Islam.  He often wears traditional Islamic clothing,... read more
Hiring Outside The Box

Hiring Outside The Box

The other week, a large C2 client asked our HR staff to review its employment application.  As a federal contractor, the client has employees in multiple states and for consistency prefers to utilize a single employment application for all its locations.  When we revised... read more
How to Handle the Passing of an Employee

How to Handle the Passing of an Employee

MANAGING THE UNEXPECTED One of C2’s government contractor clients recently called seeking guidance because an employee on leave for a family vacation did not return to work when expected.  The client phoned the employee’s emergency contact, only to discover the employee unexpectedly passed away... read more
Volunteers, Interns and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

Volunteers, Interns and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

Volunteer programs and unpaid internship are useful tools — not only for companies, but also for young people seeking valuable experience. Plus, many organizations rely on volunteers to help carry out their missions. With Americans living longer, retirement does not necessarily mean that that... read more
Washington D.C.’s Evolving Wage & Hour Law

Washington D.C.’s Evolving Wage & Hour Law

C2 recently onboarded a small government contracting client with primary operations located in Washington, D.C. The client came to C2, in part, because they wanted to create more internal structure and support for their workforce now that they are growing at a fairly rapid... read more
The Trump Administration: What HR Changes Lay Ahead?

The Trump Administration: What HR Changes Lay Ahead?

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, what HR-related changes are in store for employers? The short answer is that a lot of uncertainty still exists. While the President-elect’s priorities and polices will assuredly be more “employer friendly” than those of the Obama administration,... read more

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  • Performance Management Matters
    by admin on 09/20/2018 at 1:46 pm

    According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, a majority of the U.S. workforce (51%) is not engaged with their work. And according to an Engagement Institute study, disengaged employees cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually. By contrast, engaged […]

  • Addressing Absenteeism in Your Workforce
    by admin on 06/22/2018 at 6:32 pm

    A client recently contacted us and wanted to discuss employee absenteeism. The client, a government contractor, had experienced a recent surge in employee absenteeism (for various reasons such as PTO, sick leave, call off’s, LWOP, etc.). Although the client did not want to broadly discourage […]

  • Is Telecommuting The Key To An Improved Workforce?
    by admin on 04/12/2018 at 7:14 pm

    Recently “Emily”, an HR Manager at one of C2’s government contracting clients implemented an anonymous “suggestion box” to obtain employees’ ideas on how to enhance the company’s benefit offerings.  She discovered that a majority of respondents wanted […]

  • Workplace Violence – Is Your Company Prepared?
    by admin on 02/13/2018 at 9:53 pm

    Workplace violence is a major concern for both employers and employees. Not only does it adversely affect the victims of violence, but it can undermine employee morale, cause good employees to leave, adversely impact employee performance, and even negatively affect employers’ bottom line. […]

  • Reimbursements for Qualified Moving Expenses
    by admin on 02/08/2018 at 2:45 pm

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the exclusion of qualified moving expense reimbursements from gross income and wages effective January 1, 2018. Qualified moving expenses are defined as any amount received directly or indirectly from an employer as payment (or reimbursement of) expenses which […]

  • DOL Intern & Student Employee Eligibility Test
    by admin on 02/06/2018 at 5:45 pm

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has rejected the previous six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Going forward, the DOL will use the “primary beneficiary” test to determine whether interns are employees […]

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Kevin McCoy

General Counsel

 

Mr. McCoy serves as C2’s General Counsel, managing the overall legal needs of the company. Mr. McCoy also works closely with the company’s HR teams who provide strategic advice to clients on a myriad of human resources related matters. Mr. McCoy came to C2 as an experienced labor and employment attorney, having served as a Partner in two different D.C. area law firms that specialize exclusively in management-side labor and employment law. Mr. McCoy likes to problem solve, and enjoys helping his clients work through the legal challenges of operating a large multi-jurisdictional HR outsourcing company.

After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Emory & Henry College in Southern Virginia, Mr. McCoy earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Mr. McCoy began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to judges on two different intermediate courts of appeal before settling in the D.C. region.


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Gertie Fields

Director of Payroll & Administration

 

Ms. Fields manages C2’s Payroll Services team, charged with ensuring that all client payroll processing is timely and accurate. She is responsible for all aspects of client payroll accounting and financial reporting functions, including preparation of payroll audits. She manages the processing of multi-state payrolls, new hire reporting, and transmission of ACH files, and ensures that payrolls are accurate and fully compliant.

More importantly, Ms. Fields and her team pride themselves on proactively identifying potential payroll issues for clients before they become a problem. She has been with C2 since 1998, and has directed all aspects of Payroll Services. She holds a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management.


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Sharon Liotta

Chief Financial Officer

 

Ms. Liotta brought her 20-years of accounting management experience to C2 when she joined the company in 2000. As CFO, she directs and oversees all financial activities of the corporation including preparation of financial reports as well as summaries and forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlook. She is responsible for business and financial strategy and planning, monitoring, and management and reporting, including management and development of policies, systems, processes and personnel involved. Ms. Liotta directs the accounting staff to ensure that exceptional internal auditing and financial controls are maintained.

Ms. Liotta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from George Mason University with undergraduate studies at Clemson University.


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Jackie Asencio

President & CEO 

 

Ms. Asencio is President and CEO of C2 Essentials, Inc., one of the region’s leading human capital management service providers. With more than 30 years’ experience, Ms. Asencio has been a major influence in helping small to mid-size government contractors grow and compete in the federal marketplace. C2 Essentials has successfully provided clients with a competitive edge through cost-effective HR outsourcing. Ms. Asencio recognizes that federal contractors are increasingly forced to reduce their costs due to pricing pressure. C2 Essentials becomes a strategic partner to its clients to help reduce their overhead and fringe dollars, while providing a robust HR expertise that enables clients to achieve HR compliance in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. HR outsourcing solutions are focused on the client’s mission, both CONUS and OCONUS.

As a seasoned trainer and coach, Ms. Asencio works closely with business owners ensuring their human capital management strategies are aligned to their business goals. Ms. Asencio has extensive experience in full life cycle recruiting, talent management, succession planning, career development, reward and recognition strategies, performance management, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, risk management, and outplacement services. Prior to founding C2 Essentials, Ms. Asencio provided human capital management support to Department of Defense and various civilian agencies.

Ms. Asencio believes in giving back to the community, her philanthropic activities have included supporting Operation Homefront, Wounded Warriors, Boulder Crest Retreat, The National Veterans Institute for Procurement, and local families in need. Ms. Asencio has received the Sister Eymard Gallagher Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and was a finalist for The Dr. J.P. London Award for Promoting Ethical Behavior for the Human Resources Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington.


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