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Benefits Management (PEO)

When your company is able to provide employees quality health benefits, you are on the inside track to recruiting and retaining success. The challenge is not only finding benefits that are both robust and affordable, but also handling the associated administration of such benefits. Our approach enables your business to benefit from:

  • Plan design flexibility – giving you the ability to customize your company’s program options and funding levels so you can offer an employee benefits program that accurately reflects the needs of your employees.
  • Ongoing, turnkey administration – including all vendor billing, reconciliation and settlement.
  • Convenient annual enrollment services – coordinating all advance print and online enrollment communications on your behalf, offering live assistance via your dedicated HR Team, and giving your workforce the ability to select their employee benefits and enroll via C2’s HR Portal, quickly and easily.
  • “Big Company” benefits for your employees and their families – C2’s comprehensive employee benefits offerings enable you to provide your employees with an extremely competitive benefits program that meets the high expectations of your workforce.  Your employees and families can access a progressive portfolio of high caliber employee benefits plans and HR services year after year. C2 offers the following employee benefits and administration services:
  • Employee Benefits Sourcing and Administration
  • Administration of Client Sponsored Health Plan
  • Delta Dental Insurance
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP) Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • COBRA Administration
  • HealthCare Reform Administration
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Services / 401(k)
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Transit Program
  • Credit Union
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Voluntary Benefits, Discounts and Services

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Business Services (PEO)

C2 is comprised of seasoned HR professionals who partner with you to understand your business, and then utilize their expertise to create value, increase efficiencies, leverage existing resources, enhance your operations, and enable your business to meet its strategic objectives:

  • Job Descriptions
  • Online Performance Management
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Compensation and Incentive Plans
  • Employee Communications
  • Recognition and Reward Programs
  • Strategic HR Consulting
  • Benefit Insurance Advice and Procurement
  • Services Strategic Alliances

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Employer Liability Management (PEO)

Upon entering into a PEO relationship with C2, we contractually assume and share certain employer liabilities, responsibilities, and risks on your behalf to effectively manage the ever-increasing number of government regulations and employer-related obligations.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Employee Relations
  • Liability Management Training
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)
  • Mediation /Arbitration
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Termination Assistance
  • Ethics Hotline
  • Employee Handbook
  • Developing HR Policies & Procedures

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Federal Contractor Services (PEO)

Regulations have increased so dramatically over the years that the burden and cost to employers, particularly for small- and mid-size federal contractors, is overwhelming. The Small Business Administration estimates the average annual cost of regulation, paperwork and compliance for organizations with fewer than 500 employees is $5,000 per employee. This sets the stage for significant HR challenges in our increasingly litigious society – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports a 24 percent increase in complaint filings over the past 10 years. Even the best run companies are vulnerable to employment-related lawsuits and the damage awards that can result; C2 dedicates a team of highly trained human resources professionals to serve you, and has teamed up with some of the nation’s leading employment and federal contracting legal specialists. As part of our federal contracting suite of services, C2 provides guidance as it relates to applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as regulations governing the employment relationship. Examples include the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), the Service Contract Act (SCA), Defense Base Act (DBA), EEO-1 Reports, VETS-4212, Ethics Training and many others. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Regulatory Compliance Guidance
  • Annual Affirmative Action Plan
  • Service Contract Act Administration (SCA)
  • Annual EEO-1 Report
  • VETS 4212 Report
  • Drug-Free Workplace Act
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act
  • Rehabilitation Act (1973)
  • E-Verify
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Walsh-Healy PCA
  • Compliance Training

RFP Proposal Support:

  • Contingent Offers
  • Proposal Support (Draft Format)
  • Recruiting and Selection Process
  • Performance Action Plan
  • Training and Development Plan
  • Workplace and Safety Plan

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Federal And State Government Regulations (PEO)

There are a broad and ever-changing array of statutory and regulatory employment requirements at both the Federal and state levels. Employers don’t usually have the time or expertise to ensure compliance. C2 assumes much of your compliance burden so that you can remain focused on your core mission. Our Experienced Compliance Service Professionals Assist With:

  • Employment Records Management
  • Unemployment Claims Management
  • Claims & Audits with Federal and State civil rights agencies
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Drug Free Workplace Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • HIPAA Administration
  • Government Compliance Reporting and Agency Interface
  • Comprehensive HR Assessment
  • State minimum wage and overtime laws
  • State Mandated Paid Time Off

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HR Management (PEO)

Dedicated, Personalized Human Resource Teams Whether you are centralized in one location or your workforce is spread out over multiple states and countries, C2 will integrate its HR services model into all facets of your organization. We partner with your team and establish best practices that are compliant, customer-focused, cost-effective, competitive, and creative. With C2, each client is assigned a dedicated HR team that partners with you and is trained to address complex HR issues on your behalf. Your assigned HR Account Manager will keep you abreast of ongoing projects, deadlines and changes within federal, state and FAR regulations. Our teams are trained to address complex HR-related issues on your behalf, delivering high-value HR guidance and expertise that include:

  • Employer Liability Management
  • Government Contract Services
  • Business Services (Owner Support)
  • Workers’ Compensation & Safety
  • Recruiting & Selection
  • Payroll & Tax Administration
  • Training & Development
  • Benefits Management

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Payroll & Tax Administration (PEO)

The proper administration of your payroll may be the single most important factor in the continued success of your business. From the attitudes and enthusiasm of your employees, to compliance with federal, state and local withholding requirements, virtually every aspect of your business depends on processing your payroll with absolute accuracy and reliability. With C2 Essential’s payroll administration services, you will never have to worry about a single detail. We provide exceptional accuracy and expertise, combined with a high level of flexibility and sophistication to meet the specific needs of your own individual business – no matter how complicated or demanding your payroll requirements may be. C2 provides all the services you expect and need to stay on top of your payroll, and your business.

Our Comprehensive Services Include:

  • Payroll Administration
    • Payroll Contact Training
    • Timekeeping System
    • Issuing payroll checks 
    • Choice of payroll reports
    • Handling wage garnishments
    • Computerized payroll summaries and breakdowns
    • Check preparation and delivery
    • Labor distribution reports; job costing and departmental reporting
    • File Changes, e.g., name, address, W-4 status
    • Employment Verifications
    • Direct Deposits
    • Payroll System/Web Enabled Delivery Service
    • Preparing and issuing W-2’s
    • Supplying you with personnel & payroll forms
    • Client & Employees can view Payroll On-line
  • Tax Administration
    • Calculation of tax liability
    • Payment of FICA, FUTA, SUTA, and any other employment taxes
    • Reporting and remitting all payroll taxes
    • Filing of 941s, 940s, state, and local tax forms
    • IRS liaison and negotiations
    • Assumption of legal liability for tax reporting/payment
    • Filing of 5500s
    • HealthCare Reform Reporting

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Recruiting & Selection Services (PEO)

Every business owner understands that assembling and retaining the right personnel is an essential component of survival and growth. But in this increasingly competitive environment, finding and keeping the best qualified employees is not an easy task. C2 Essentials offers a full complement of online and in-person recruiting services, enabling our clients to significantly reduce the time and cost of most recruiting activities. More importantly, we understand the federal contracting space, including the different requirements, missions, and cultures of each agency. The recruiting professionals at C2 have the depth and breadth of federal contracting experience to identify, screen, and recruit the best candidates for the right jobs. And to make sure our clients make the most of their government contract opportunities, we provide consulting support during the RFP process to ensure that proposals account for the agency’s personnel expectations.

C2 integrates the latest technology, best practices, and the right partners for a start-to-finish recruiting solution–from online candidate assessments to building job descriptions, from conducting background checks to drug testing. Our total value proposition is even greater when you consider the impact that hiring the best qualified and responsible people can have on the future of your company.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Candidate Search
    • C2 works with you from start to finish to find the candidate you need. We write suggested job descriptions, provide guidance on salary, provide electronic interview questions, and monitor the flow of candidates until each job is filled. We also make sure the whole process is OFCCP compliant.
    • C2’s web tools allow for interview scheduling, applicant tracking, and candidate searching.
    • C2 systematically finds, tracks, electronically interviews and follows up with each candidate based on your decisions.
    • You determine the level of recruiting support you want to receive. If you wish, only applicants who meet the minimum requirements and complete a job-specific electronic interview are forwarded to you for consideration.
    • OFCCP Compliance
    • Invitation to Self-Identify
    • Writing Advertisement
    • Placing Advertisement
    • Internet Mining
    • Prescreening Resumes
  • Interviewing
    • Phone Screening
    • Scheduling Interviews
    • Scheduling First Round
    • Scheduling Management
    • References
    • Offer Letter Review

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Training & Development (PEO)

Providing effective training for managers and employees brings measurable value to your business operations. C2 Essentials offers training in the areas of Compliance, Management Development, Employee Development, Customer Relations, and Leadership Development.

Compliance Training

For today’s businesses, compliance training has evolved and become a crucial, proactive strategy. Appropriate compliance training is necessary to mitigate legal risks and the financial consequences that may result from legal claims and actions. Additionally, C2’s compliance training can help improve employee morale and productivity and allow you to maintain your company’s excellent reputation.C2 also offers the following valuable additional training and development services:

  • Management Development
  • Employee Development
  • Customer Relations
  • Leadership Development

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Workers Compensation & Safety (PEO)

Business owners face a daunting challenge in today’s workplace: achieving a safe work environment while effectively managing risk. Management, education and compliance are all essential to improving employee health and safety, and reducing the high cost of claims and workers’ compensation insurance. C2 Essentials can help. Our teams of dedicated professionals work with you to:

  • Procure fully-insured workers’ compensation insurance coverage through an A-rated carrier.
  • Help you meet the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) standards
  • Understand workers’ compensation laws and related loss prevention techniques
  • Complete on-site safety assessments to identify hazards and exposures in your operations that could result in injury to employees
  • Provide training on OSHA regulations and safety procedures

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Safety and Loss Prevention
  • Periodic safety visits and training
  • OSHA compliance assistance
  • OSHA log maintenance
  • Customized safety manual
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Management
  • Centralized toll-free service for injury reporting, physician referral and medical care management
  • Drug testing
  • Accident investigation when necessary
  • Aggressive return-to-work programs
  • Inspections, reports and data tracking

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John Z. Dillon II

Executive Vice President

 

Mr. Dillon leads C2’s Business Development and Sales. Mr. Dillon works with our clients to help them develop optimal workforce strategies and solutions, with one simple goal in mind – improve operational execution. Mr. Dillon came to C2 after serving more than 30 years as an US Army intelligence officer and as a Vice President of Operations at a large Government contractor. He is an operations executive with a history of developing, building and sustaining business teams and strategic partnerships and growing business. Mr. Dillon possesses an innate ability to transfer long-term corporate vision into operational plans and successful, revenue producing business opportunities.

Mr. Dillon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University and his MBA from Touro University. He is also a graduate of the US Army War College (Senior Service College Fellow at the CIA). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


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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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