All new employees go through an orientation program led by the Talent Team to receive an overview of policies, procedures, and practices, the Mission Training Program, the Ethics and Compliance Program, and company processes. Orientation also includes a new employee lunch hosted by an Arc Aspicio executive.

401K Retirement Planning

We offer a Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with Nationwide to provide the opportunity to save for retirement with either a regular pre-tax 401(k) deferral or a Roth post-tax 401(k) deferral. We will match 100% of eligible employee contributions up to 3% and 50% of employee contributions above 3% and up to 5%.

Health and Dental Insurance

We offer three company-subsidized plans through CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (Advantage hybrid network plan, HMO Open Access HSA-qualified, and HMO Open Access) and dental and vision insurance with various levels of coverage including domestic partner coverage. Employees are eligible to elect coverage beginning on the 1st of the month following their start date.

Life Insurance and AD&D

We pay 100% of the premium for basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage for eligible employees who work at least 30 hours/week. Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following an employee’s start date.

Our employees accrue Paid Time Off each pay period to use for paid sick leave, vacation, and personal days. The number of total days of PTO accrued depends on the level of the employee. We provide seven paid holidays during the calendar year.

Parental Leave

For new mothers, we offer 6 weeks of paid maternity leave for the birth or adoption of a child. For new fathers, we offer an additional 2 weeks (80 hours) of PTO that must be taken within the first 8 weeks of the birth or adoption of a child.

Employee Assistance Program

We offer a comprehensive program to help employees manage personal and work-related issues, ranging from everyday to severe, with confidential 24-hour access to professional advice and online resources.

Performance Management and Mentoring

We conduct two formal reviews each year in addition to frequent informal feedback to develop and coach employees. Employees receive mentoring through the Consulting Mentoring Program, supervisors, the Talent Team, and informal mentors to support their professional development and advocate career goals.

Virtual Team Concept

We promote flexible working hours and locations where practical and feasible for effective business operations. To the extent possible, we design our projects to be performance-based or deliverable-based rather than require us to work in a specific location. Additionally, we provide each full-time employee with a laptop and maintain virtual team tools like SharePoint.

Community Involvement

We encourage community involvement and support for non-profit organizations with efforts led by our Community Service Advocate. Volunteer opportunities are organized throughout the year including events for the company-favorite Search Dog Foundation. Employees are given an annual allowance of 8 hours of paid time off hours to volunteer for a cause of their choice.

Emergency Preparedness Benefit

We are committed to emergency preparedness as a homeland security mission. We consider emergency preparedness a corporate responsibility and encourage personal preparedness for employees. An annual bonus of up to $250 is available to employees to use towards an approved list of emergency preparedness tools and resources.

Employee Referral Incentive

To reward employees for referring qualified candidates for open positions, we pay a generous bonus for each new candidate hired based on their level and period of initial employment. Bonuses range by level for the successful referral.

Spot Bonuses and Awards

Spot Bonuses: These ad hoc awards recognize and reward employees for above-and-beyond contributions

Peer Excellence Award: The monthly Peer Excellence Award recognizes an employee for their outstanding contributions. Employees nominate peers each month to receive the award. The current awardee selects a peer to receive the award, and the award is accompanied by a bonus. We also offer other awards that are tied to our culture and Strategy (e.g., monthly Gratitude and Exploration Awards, annual Culture Awards, etc.). These awards are also accompanied by a bonus.

New Business Bonus

To reward employees for new business growth, all employees are eligible for the annual New Business Bonus. This bonus recognizes new business sales, substantial organic growth, and significant contributions to enable new business.

Performance Bonus

Managers/Managing Associates/Principals and above are eligible to receive an annual Performance Bonus with a target of 8% of annual gross base earnings. The Performance Bonus is based on a combination of company and individual performance.

Global Entry Benefit

Arc Aspicio is dedicated to providing employee benefits that are tied to the homeland security mission. Arc Aspicio provides a benefit for full-time employees to apply for Global Entry once every five years. Global Entry members also have the benefit of TSA Pre✓® eligibility.

Tuition Reimbursement Benefit

Full time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits upon hire. The maximum reimbursement per calendar year is $2,500 for tuition, registration, and required materials. The employee lifetime total reimbursement cap is $7,500.