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Update - Monday, May 18, 2020

Message From Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the complexities associated with our current work environment. I especially want to thank the mission essential employees that have continued to perform critical tasks to keep PPPO sites safe, compliant and functioning during this time. On May 7, the Secretary of Energy provided overarching guidance for DOE leadership to consider in the development of departmental/site facility plans for a safe return to of federal employees and onsite contractors to occur in three phases. As EM sites across the DOE complex are beginning to return to work I want to share an update from the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office. PPPO and our contractors are formally working plans for a deliberate and phased approach to safely resuming full operations that moves us from our current posture toward more normal operations, utilizing guidelines provided by the White House, DOE senior leadership and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The approach will be based on a risk analysis that considers several factors, including available health data, state and local restrictions and facility preparedness.

The top priority at PPPO is the health and safety of employees at our sites. Each phase of the return to work plans prioritizes employee safety and well-being. Once PPPO’s plans have been approved by DOE HQ senior management you will be notified by your respective employers of return to work dates and details.

I appreciate your resilience during this challenging time and look forward to returning with you to our “new” normal.

Robert E. Edwards, Manager
Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

Attention FBP employees and subcontractors:

Any changes or updates will be shared via:


  • Call the Human Resources Hotline at 740-897-2022

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Restart of Operations

Thank you for your patience during these uncertain times. Throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) sites and Fluor-BWXT (FBP) have continued to fulfill mission essential functions while following the guidelines of the Administration, the Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal officials and state and local authorities. As we begin planning for a return to full operations, the health and safety of our employees will remain our first priority. No timelines have been set, allowing DOE and FBP to adapt plans for a return to full operations based on the developing situation.

Thank you and please continue to be safe and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As part of the effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) at the Portsmouth site, health screening stations have been set up for all DOE and contractor personnel working on site during this period of reduced operations.

Personnel will be asked a series of questions about recent activities and health status in accordance with Center of Disease Control guidance and have their temperatures checked prior to entry into the workplace.

Health screenings will be conducted at the Main Drive Gate and B-Pedestrian Portal (near the X-1000) seven days a week during the following times:

  • 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday through Thursday at the X-152A Medical Facility (Closed April 9th for Observed Easter Holiday):

  • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At All other times:
Contact the PSS prior to entry at 740-897-3025

Anyone coming on site, even if just for a brief moment, must go through the screening.

Questions, call the HR hotline at 740-897-2022