Original Date: 05/17/1993
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Community Outreach
The Crane Division-Naval Surface Warfare Center has assumed a strong responsibility to state and local communities, its employees, corporate hierarchy, federal government, the media, and professional organizations/associations. Crane is the second largest employer in southern Indiana and the 12th largest in the state, employing a workforce of over 4,000 people.
State and local community focus is provided in several ways such as participation in state legislative luncheons and federal congressional breakfasts where managers may explain their organization's pursuits; conduct business expositions and procurement conferences; senior level participation in state and local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations; participation in school programs (science fairs, workshops, shadowing, class presentations, and school tours); participation with Crane Regional Economic Development Organization; and provide statistical information to base retention groups as required.
The Crane Division-Naval Surface Warfare Center also provides assistance to nine fire departments in the surrounding communities. In 1992, the Center had over 65,000 visitors, many participating in recreational events, blood drives, environmental activities, procurement of surplus materials; and hosting community events such as group meetings, base tours, annual holiday receptions, and workshops.
Management has focused on enhancement of personnel activities and workplace development. Internal communication is provided through the monthly paper, the weekly bulletin, gate signs, and weekly all-hands e-mail. Other personnel related activities are recognition and award ceremonies, special events, various recreational events, support of employee organizations, ethnic and other observances, new employee orientation, retiree events, and support of employee training both locally and at various universities. The Crane Division-Naval Surface Warfare Center helps and returns community support in jobs, contracts, technology transfer, educational support, recreational/wildlife programs, excess equipment, disaster assistance, fire protection, employee contributions to human services agencies, and blood donations to the Red Cross.
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