Q: What is the EB Eglin Contract?
A: The purpose of the EB Eglin Contract is to provide acquisition, logistics, administrative, and engineering Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) advisory & assistance support (A&AS) to the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMS) Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Armament Directorate (EB) and Nuclear Weapons Center Acquisition Division (AFNWC/NDB).
A: The EB Eglin Contract period of performance with all option years exercised runs from 1 December 2020 to 30 April 2025.Q: Where will the EB Eglin work be performed?
A: While the vast majority of work will be performed at Eglin AFB, FL, other locations also supported include; Hill AFB, UT; Robins AFB, GA; Langley AFB, VA; Tyndall AFB, FL; Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ; and Tinker AFB, OK; as well as a commerce center in Jacksonville, FL.Q: What is the expected date for employees who will be part of the HX5 Team to start supporting the EB Eglin program as an HX5 (or its Team Members’) employee?
A: The EB Eglin performance start date for employees is 1 December 2020.Q: I am an incumbent contractor employee. Do I need to do anything now?
A: Yes. You must register as an incumbent through our Incumbent Registration link located on the transition website. During this process, you will be asked to submit a current resume, most recent paystub, and provide some preliminary information. It is important for us to receive your registration as soon as possible because it will 1) indicate that you are interested in continuing to work on the program when it transitions to the new contract; 2) ensure consideration in the staffing requirements on the EB Eglin Contract; and 3) designate during transition that the position you occupy should NOT be classified as vacant.Q: What do you use my registration information for?
A: After obtaining your registration information, we will work closely with AFLCMC and the outgoing incumbent contractors to verify how each current position maps (or crosswalks) to the new EB Eglin Contract. This will help ensure that qualified incumbent employees are accounted for and correctly assigned to the new EB Eglin structure. Your registration will also be used to start HX5’s (and teammates’) onboarding process, create your offer letter, and provide the additional information you will need to complete transition.Q: What if I am an incumbent and I elect to not register as an incumbent and, instead, wait to be contacted?
A: By not registering, you may miss the opportunity to be included in the pool of incumbent individuals receiving an offer to join the HX5 Team. While we will do our best to reach all qualified incumbents based on the information at our disposal, our priority will be to work closely with registered qualified incumbents to ensure their transition and onboarding processes are smooth and timely. Also, by NOT registering, there is no guarantee that we will be provided your correct employment information from another source in a timely manner. This increases the risks that you will be overlooked and your position on EB Eglin classified as vacant, which would require a new hire to fill.
Q: I went to the HX5 website and I cannot find my current job title listed in the job listings under the "Join Our Team" page. How do I apply for a position on the new contract?
A: We are not currently posting specific EB Eglin contract positions since at this stage we are focused on onboarding qualified incumbent employees who currently support EB Eglin work. Positions determined to be “Vacant” will be posted to the website with specific job titles and requirements and offered to qualified new-hire applicants under the Join Our Team page. If you are a current EB Eglin incumbent, please follow the Incumbent Registration Process found on this Transition Website.
Q: During the Incumbent Registration process, in addition to my resume, I am asked to upload a current copy of my paystub. Why do I need to submit my most recent paystub along with my resume?
A: Your most current paystub is important for multiple reasons: 1) to verify current incumbent pay rates for specific positions at specific levels; 2) to correctly crosswalk incumbents to their new EB Eglin labor categories/positions; and 3) to ensure that actual labor costs, proposed labor costs, and funded labor costs of the EB Eglin Contract are aligned with baselined Government budgets. Additionally, this information is used as supporting documentation provided to the Government, when needed, as proof of what employees earned under the outgoing contract. In short, providing your paystub eliminates several potential obstacles to the onboarding process and makes the process of issuing competitive offer letters quicker and more efficient. Also, please be aware that the salary/hourly pay you are offered in your offer letter is based on several factors and is not necessarily limited by, or determined solely by, your current pay.
Q: Can I redact information from my Paystub before submitting it?
A: Yes. You may redact information from your paystub before submitting it. However, we must be able to read your name and the pay period and be able to determine the pay you received for the time worked during that pay period. All other information can be masked (e.g., SSN, account numbers, deductions, PTO information, benefit costs, 401(k) payments, loan payments).
Q: Will the salary/hourly rate listed in my paystub be the same as the pay proposed in my offer letter? Am I limiting the amount I may be offered by submitting my paystub?
A: No. The amount you will receive in your offer letter is based on several factors and is not necessarily limited by, or determined solely by, your current pay.
Q: With HX5 as the Prime Contractor for the EB Eglin contract, will my offer letter be from HX5 or another company?
A: While HX5 is the Prime contractor, we have two other industry-leading companies that constitute the principal component of the HX5 EB Eglin Team. Though there is a good chance your offer will come from HX5, subsets of the total positions are assigned to our teammates based on several criteria. Accordingly, some incumbents will receive their offers from one of our teammate companies, both of which are recognized by USAF as world-class research and engineering services providers.
Q: When should I expect to be contacted after I submit my registration information?
A: Once you submit your registration information, you should receive an email from our HR Team confirming that we have received your registration information. Additionally, if we have any questions or need further clarification regarding anything you have submitted, we will soon follow up with an email or phone call as appropriate. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your registration information within a day of submitting it, please contact Rainsley Holzschuh, HX5 EB Eglin Transition Assistance HR POC at (850) 362‑6551, or via email at HR@hxfive.com to confirm your information was received.
Q: When should I expect an offer letter to be issued?
A: Based on the current transition schedule, on or around the mid-September 2020 timeframe we plan to begin issuing offer letters to qualified incumbents who have submitted timely incumbent registration packages. Please see the Transition Timeline on this site for more information.
Q: Once I get my offer letter, how much time will I have to accept or decline?
A: Typically, you will have 48 hours to respond to an offer letter. However, we understand the decision to accept or decline an offer is one that should not be taken lightly and may require a short extension to allow discussions with spouses, partners, or significant others. If you need more time to make your decision, please coordinate immediately with the POC who made you the offer. We can make accommodations on a case-by-case basis to establish a new suspense, but, due to the critical nature of the transition timing, we cannot guarantee an extension past the 48 hours allotted.
Q: Can I see the HX5 benefits package before making my decision to accept or decline my offer?
A: Yes, those offered employment with HX5 will be welcome to review the benefits we provide our employees as part of the offer letter process. HX5 and our EB Eglin teammates offer competitive benefit plans for the individual/family requirements you may have and individuals offered employment with one of our EB Eglin Team members will be able to view and discuss their respective benefits packages as part of the individual’s respective offer letter issuance process as well.