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Special Government Employee (SGE) Program. Matt Gaines, CSP VPP Manager – Region VII Department of Labor-OSHA Email: gaines.matt@dol.gov. I. What is the Special Government Employee (SGE) Program ?.

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Special government employee sge program

Special Government Employee (SGE) Program

Matt Gaines, CSP

VPP Manager – Region VII

Department of Labor-OSHA

Email: gaines.matt@dol.gov

I what is the special government employee sge program
I. What is the Special Government Employee (SGE) Program ?

  • SGE program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside OSHA during VPP on-site evaluations.

  • Is an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas in a professional environment.

I cont sge program
I.… cont.. SGE Program

  • Allowing the SGE’s to bring a unique perspective to the team effort and take back to their sites new ideas and best practices to further improve worker protections.

Ii basic requirements
II. Basic requirements

  • Qualified volunteers from VPP sites are eligible to be part of the team.

  • Must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies.

  • Must submit an application.

  • Complete a required training, sworn as SGE’s and be approved.

Iii dates application
III. Dates & Application

  • Applications are processed four (4) times per year.

  • January 15

  • April 15

  • July 15

  • October 15

Iii a complete application includes the following forms
III. A complete application includes the following forms:

  • Eligibility Information Sheet;

  • Request for Name Check;

  • Optional Application for Federal Employment (or current Resume);

  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Sheet;

  • Waiver of Claims Against the Government.

Iii application process
III. Application Process

  • When sending in an application, you are encouraged to use a mail delivery system that provides a return receipt or some other method of tracking your submission.

Iii please mail to
III. Please mail to…..

  • Chantel Sollers – National SGE Coordinator

    US Department of Labor-OSHA

    200 Constitution Avenue, NW

    Room N-3700

    Washington, DC 20210

    Phone: (202) 693-2213

Iv sge general information
IV. SGE general information..

  • All SGE’s are initially appointed for 3 year term of service.

  • SGE’s serve at the request of the Assistant Secretary for OSHA.

  • Service as an SGE is contingent upon proper ethical conduct.

Iv roles of special government employee
IV. Roles of Special Government Employee

  • SGE’s have the opportunity to participate in assessments of VPP applicants’ or participants’ safety and health management system.

V team duties include but not are not limited to
V. Team duties include but not are not limited to:

  • Reviewing the written safety and health management system and supporting documents;

  • Conducting a site walkthrough to observe working conditions;

  • Verify that : 1) Hazards are being properly controlled or eliminated;

V cont team duties
V.… Cont.. Team duties

  • Verify that: 2) A comprehensive safety and health management system has been successfully implemented;

  • 3) Conducting formal and informal employee interviews.

V sge training
V. SGE Training

  • Must attend a 3-day OSHA training course;

  • Include an overview of the OSHA VPP SGE Program;

  • Discussion about roles and responsibilities of an SGE;

  • OSHA provides the training free of charge.

Sge benefit
SGE Benefit

  • SGE’s can waive the cost for the courses offered at the OSHA Training Institute or satellites.

  • Need to be an Active SGE to be eligible.

  • Conduct 1 or more VPP onsite visits during term.

Sge of the year annual national vpppa conference 2009
SGE of the YEAR- Annual National VPPPA Conference-2009

  • Unique opportunity to be recognized nation-wide for your commitment and excellent performance during your VPP onsite evaluations.

  • Robert Sander, SGE, US Postal Service, and Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary-OSHA.

For more information sge program
For more information -SGE Program…

  • OSHA webpage-Click on SGE to see the upcoming new VPP onsite audits and the recertifications

  • To know where and when OSHA is going to offer the next SGE training course

Region vii next sge course

  • On July 16 - 18, 2013*

  • At Monsanto Headquarter in St. Louis, MO

  • Instructors: Matt Gaines

    Mike Murphy

    Mike Minicky

    Jon Alexander