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  • Ethics and Business Conduct
    free of harassment discrimination and unlawful or unethical business activities Employees will conduct themselves in accordance with all laws and the highest ethical standards when interacting with customers suppliers and other employees An Employee Concerns Line is provided to ensure that employees have the means to report potential violations and to provide an atmosphere for open communication of ethics and compliance issues Any employee may use the Employee Concerns Line to report actual or suspected violations of FirstEnergy business conduct standards without fear of retribution and in confidence Authority and responsibility A designated member of the Leadership Council is the Chief Ethics Officer The Chief Ethics Officer has the authority to resolve questions dealing with proper ethical conduct including matters related to conflicts of interest The Chief Ethics Officer s responsibilities include establishing procedures to monitor compliance with ethics and business conduct standards overseeing compliance with ethics and business conduct standards ensuring that appropriate action is taken on reports of ethics and business conduct violations developing training programs and making appropriate changes to ethics and compliance policies to respond to violations and potential legal and or regulatory changes FirstEnergy management with assistance from the Legal Department is responsible for identifying those laws and regulations that affect their operations and for implementing work practices that promote compliance and timely identification of any violations If a potential violation of law or FirstEnergy s ethics and business conduct policies occurs it must be communicated in a timely manner to the Chief Ethics Officer by local management or through the Employees Concerns Line Employees are also encouraged to discuss problems or concerns with their supervisors If they are unable to resolve the issue or if employees are uncomfortable discussing the issue with them employees should seek assistance from other channels such as the Legal

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/investor/corporate_governance/policies_charters/ethics_and_businessconduct.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Corporate Political Activity Policy
    or expenditures are legally permissible and in the best interests of FirstEnergy Accordingly this policy describes the criteria for certain political contributions and ballot initiative expenditures made with corporate funds and the process for approving such contributions and expenditures Scope This policy governs legally permissible corporate political contributions and grassroots lobbying communications including contributions to candidate campaigns and to entities operating under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code and expenditures for non candidate state and local ballot initiatives Policy Corporate Political Participation Overview Under federal law there are limits on a corporation s ability to give direct corporate contributions to federal candidates and national political parties Accordingly FirstEnergy does not contribute corporate funds directly to federal political candidates or parties Each state has different laws rules and regulations governing political contributions in state and local elections Any corporate political contributions by FirstEnergy are made in accordance with applicable laws rules and regulations Our contribution decisions are based on what is in the best interests of FirstEnergy and not based on the personal preferences of our executives Industry Groups Trade Associations and Related Organizations In certain circumstances where permitted by law and with the approval of our External Affairs Department FirstEnergy may use corporate funds for the payment of dues and or contributions to section 527 organizations tax exempt organizations that engage in political activities section 501 c 4 organizations and trade associations that may use a portion of such dues for political and lobbying activities Corporate Political Participation Process and Criteria Any request for a FirstEnergy political contribution and grassroots lobbying communications including contributions to an entity operating under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code or an expenditure for a non candidate state and local ballot initiative shall be submitted to the External Affairs Department for review and approval The External Affairs Department will review the request to confirm that the proposed contribution or expenditure is in the best interests of FirstEnergy and working with the FirstEnergy Legal Department confirm that any contribution or expenditure we consider complies with applicable election laws rules and regulations The External Affairs Department will keep accurate records of any corporate political contributions and take actions to ensure that where required complete and accurate disclosures to government entities are made Lobbying Reports FirstEnergy and our lobbyists are required to file reports with the U S Congress and state agencies on a regular basis disclosing information about their lobbying activities The reports are available for review on the websites of the U S House of Representatives and the U S Senate as noted below FirstEnergy maintains and files Lobbying Disclosure Act Registration and Reports Form LD 2 with the U S Congress These reports detail the particular bills and issues on which individual lobbyists engaged as well as the total lobbying expenses incurred These reports may be found at http www senate gov legislative Public Disclosure LDA reports htm FirstEnergy and its registered federal lobbyists must also file semi annual reports detailing among other

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/investor/corporate_governance/policies_charters/corporate_political_activity_policy.html (2016-02-13)
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  • A strong focus on health and safety
    Why FirstEnergy Values Culture Safety Total Rewards Awards Recognition Diversity Inclusion Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Careers Why FirstEnergy Values Culture Safety A strong focus on health and safety Health and safety are essential to all business activities at FirstEnergy Our goals are to provide a safe and healthy work environment to maintain an accident free injury free and illness free workplace for employees contractors and visitors and to promote support and maintain public safety To meet these goals we dedicate ourselves to creating a world class safety culture through the involvement commitment and leadership of all employees Our company wide Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA rate places us in the top quartile for safety performance in our industry Responsibility and Accountability We believe employees are ultimately responsible and accountable for their safety They are expected to be thoroughly familiar and fully in compliance with all practices set forth in the company s health and safety programs Through these programs we ensure employees have the tools information and processes to perform their duties in a manner that ensures safety for themselves their coworkers our customers and the public Safety Education and Training Education and training are the keys to safety awareness and hazard recognition At FirstEnergy we build employees awareness and recognition skills through a number of essential programs that reinforce and supplement formal education and training programs A Never Ending Commitment Achieving our goals for employee and public safety requires constant attention continuous improvement focused education and training and disciplined adherence to health and safety rules regulations and practices These are commitments that all FirstEnergy companies and employees embrace as a vital part of our daily operations Last Modified August 4 2015 Find the right job opportunity for you Search jobs Create a profile Help Connect

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/why_firstenergy/values_culture/safety.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Pay & Performance
    Performance Health Wellness Financial Future Work Life Programs Awards Recognition Diversity Inclusion Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Careers Why FirstEnergy Total Rewards Pay Performance Pay Performance Our employees make important contributions to meeting the challenges of our changing business environment We are committed to rewarding individual and business unit efforts through our compensation program that includes competitive base and incentive pay Base Pay FirstEnergy pays for performance and strives to ensure that every employee s compensation reflects the value that person contributes to the company Our base pay program is designed to accomplish individual base pay levels that balance an employee s value to the company with comparable jobs at other companies Pay rates and movement through a salary range are commensurate with each employee s performance Incentive Pay Our Employee Incentive Plan provides financial awards to employees for achieving critical financial operational and safety goals or Key Performance Indicators KPIs Time Off Depending on your job your time off benefits may include Paid holidays Paid time off PTO Short term disability Leave of absence for military service Paid family care leave PTO purchase program Last Modified January 6 2016 Find the right job opportunity for you Search

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/why_firstenergy/total_rewards/pay_performance.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Health & Wellness
    deductible health plans HDHP with an optional health savings account HSA in addition to a preferred provider organization plan PPO option Prescription drug coverage is included in coverage when a medical plan is elected Medical and prescription drug expenses count toward satisfying the combined annual deductibles and out of pocket maximums in both HDHP plan offerings Dental We offer two dental plan options that provide full coverage for diagnostic and preventative care Employees can choose from basic or supplemental dental coverage Employees pay the entire cost of the dental plan Vision We offer basic vision care at no cost to participants who participate in any of the medical plans Employees also have the option of purchasing the supplemental vision plan Health Savings Account We offer a tax advantaged savings account designated for qualified medical expenses An HSA allows employees to pay for current qualified medical expenses and to save for future qualified medical expenses on a tax favored basis There are no use it or lose it rules associated with an HSA It is a portable account Flexible Spending Accounts Employees can save money on their health care and dependent care expenses by participating in the Flexible Spending Accounts FSAs Health Care FSA Limited Health Care FSA and Dependent Day Care FSA The Health Care FSA helps employees save taxes on certain eligible medical dental vision and prescription drug expenses not covered by health insurance The Limited Health Care FSA is offered to those electing a HDHP medical plan and can be used on eligible dental and vision expenses only The Dependent Care FSA helps save taxes on the cost of work related day care expenses for eligible family members Participation in the accounts is voluntary Life Insurance We provide basic life insurance coverage equal to one times the employee

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/why_firstenergy/total_rewards/health_wellness.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Financial Future
    Rewards Pay Performance Health Wellness Financial Future Work Life Programs Awards Recognition Diversity Inclusion Career Paths Student Opportunities Military Hiring Process Careers Why FirstEnergy Total Rewards Financial Future Financial Future FirstEnergy s Savings and Pension plans are designed to help employees save and invest while working to help supplement their monthly income during retirement 401 k Savings Plan Our employees are eligible to participate in the FirstEnergy Corp Savings Plan on their date of hire and may contribute from 1 percent to 75 percent of their base pay on a before tax Roth 401 k after tax or a combination basis The first 6 percent of pay contributed is currently matched by the company with FirstEnergy stock at the rate of 50 cents per dollar Pension Plan Employees are eligible to participate in the Pension Plan funded entirely by the company on the first day of the month following their date of hire Employees are vested after completing three years of service in which they worked at least 1 000 hours each year Benefits are calculated based on an annual pay credit and interest credit Last Modified July 13 2015 Find the right job opportunity for you Search jobs Create

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/why_firstenergy/total_rewards/financial_future.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Work/Life Programs
    Careers Why FirstEnergy Total Rewards Work Life Programs Work Life Programs Educational Assistance Our employee educational assistance program helps employees further their development by successfully completing approved courses of study that benefit both the employee and the company Reimbursement for approved courses will be based upon the full letter grade received A 90 B 80 C 70 or evidence of satisfactory completion if a letter grade is not issued Employees requesting reimbursement from the program must sign a Repayment Agreement The Repayment Agreement states that you agree to remain employed with FirstEnergy for two years after you have finished taking classes Adoption Assistance Adoption assistance is available to all employees who have legally adopted a child under age 18 who is not the birth child of the employee s spouse During 2016 the maximum amount eligible for reimbursement per successful adoption in a calendar year is 5 000 Life Resources Program EAP Our Life Resources Program offers 24 7 confidential support information and referral services to employees and their household members From online resources to phone in person and video counseling with licensed behavioral health professionals the program can help employees and their household members navigate through life The program offers assistance with legal financial marital family stress education and much more Employee Discounts Our employee discounts program complements our existing benefit packages and helps stretch an employee s budget The program offers discounts at local businesses as well as nationally recognized stores restaurants vacation spots cruises and more Voluntary Benefits Employees have access to voluntary benefits that provide additional coverage While FirstEnergy does not sponsor or contribute to these voluntary benefits discounted rates are negotiated on behalf of the employee along with the convenience of payroll deduction Auto and Home Insurance Long Term Care Insurance Critical Illness Insurance Pet

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/why_firstenergy/total_rewards/work_life_programs.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Employees Recognized wtih EPRI Award
    electric power system which is a fundamental enabler for the nation s economy Utility operators constantly monitor and control this high voltage system to provide dependable service while system planners are involved with re engineering and new grid designs to adapt to changes in demand for electricity and to ensure future system reliability The work of this FirstEnergy team provides a foundation to streamline and unify grid management tools for an interoperable system on which operators and engineers can share usage data in real time ensuring efficient operation and reliable transmission system designs in the future This award highlights FirstEnergy as an innovation leader in this important area of transmission technology said Carl Bridenbaugh vice president Transmission FirstEnergy Our work required a cross disciplinary team from many of our business groups to determine how we can advance efficiency and accuracy through interoperability while streamlining processes that use data for multiple purposes This work provides a framework for developing software tools for the future of transmission system development As we work toward the concept of an integrated grid interoperability is going to be more important than ever said Mark McGranaghan vice president power delivery and utilization at EPRI This new award is meant to recognize industry leadership in the development and adoption of technologies that help achieve this goal FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety reliability and operational excellence Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation s largest investor owned electric systems serving customers in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland and New York Its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17 000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal non emitting nuclear natural gas hydro and other renewables Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter FirstEnergyCorp About EPRI The Electric Power Research Institute Inc EPRI

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/featured_stories/epri-award.html (2016-02-13)
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