Posted: August 14, 2012
PG&E announces new FR clothing supplier
and ordering process
This notice was provided to IBEW Local 1245 by PG&E
PG&E is transitioning to a new Flame-Resistant (FR) clothing supplier. It’s important for leaders and their employees who wear FR clothing to understand the new procurement processes to ensure they are able to acquire the appropriate FR clothing to safely perform their work.
The FR Clothing Transition Team is now working with impacted leaders and employees to introduce them to the new supplier, Riverside Manufacturing Company, to review the new ordering process and provide clothing fitting opportunities. Supervisors and P-card holders will receive a meeting notice to attend a conference call briefing to be held later this week. Impacted employees should attend an onsite orientation, which will be held in local facilities across the service territory throughout the month of August. For those unable to attend an orientation session, Web-based training will soon be available to employees.
New apparel catalogues have been developed and telephone and online ordering systems established. Employees with remaining 2011 – 2012 clothing allowance balances may continue to order clothing from the old supplier, Tyndale, through Sept. 30, 2012, using the existing ordering process. New clothing allowances for 2012 – 2013 will be available beginning Aug. 20, 2012, and must be spent with Riverside using the new ordering process. These allowances were previously negotiated with the IBEW (ESC agreement pending) and remain unchanged. Full-time FR clothing users get $450 per year, while part-time users get $225 per year to purchase FR clothing.