Top Level Scores
The following categories are graded on a scale of 1 to 4.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower peninsula counties.
We have mandatory training required for recruiters and hiring managers, human resources
professionals. They are required to take Value of Hiring a Veteran course for supervisors and general employees. They have optional training entitled Cultural Awareness: Misconceptions of Veteran Employees.
military spouse recruitment and hiring
We work with nearby military bases, family readiness offices and transition assistance programs
We offer a retention support program for all military connected employees regardless of the sub groups people may belong to,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for currently service Guard and Reserve employees,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for military spouse employees,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for military caregiver employees,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for women veterans,We offer retention support programming designed specifically for minority veterans (minority veterans include but are not limited to people of color, women, LGBTQ, and (non) religious minorities)
orientation training and onboarding
- New Employee Orientation
- New Employee Training
- On-boarding program
- Mentorship program
military connected assistance
All employees are introduced to our Employee Resource Groups; we have dedicated ERG Groups to Veterans, LGBT, people of color and women. On January 1, 2020 Consumers Energy created and staffed a position to support our Veteran community. The Senior Veterans Affairs consultant will be the liaison between our Veterans and management. In addition, they will serve as a certifying official for our on-the-job-training and apprenticeship programs ensuring that GI Bill paperwork is processed and submitted in a timely manner. This person will also partner with our Veterans Advisory Panel and other Employee Resource Groups deliver mental health and personal well-being resources to our Veterans and other employees.
civilian credential support
We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialWe offer five Dept. of Labor apprenticeships, as well as several other opportunities for employees to earn certificates/credentials. The apprenticeships are electrical lines, Substation Operations, Substation Maintenance, Meter Operations, and Renewable Energy Specialist. All end in a journeyman card/certification. In addition, we offer Commercial Drivers License Training, OSHA certifications, and several other job specific credentials.
John Broschak VP Generation Ops & Compression Vice President- Veteran, He is the executive sponsor of our employee resource group Veteran Advisory Panel (VAP)
Guy Packard VP Electric Ops Vice President-Veteran
Dennis Dobbs VP of Enterprise Project/MGMT Services Vice President-Veteran