Complaint Review: Vanguard emergency Management - Winchester Virginia
Vanguard emergency Management Rip Off, Failure to compenasate Winchester Virginia
I applied for a contractor position with vanguard emergency management in August 2017, after submitting the required paperwork which included 3 copies of government issued ID, employment/ contractor application, and having attended numerous online courses testing and certification, I was invited to attend the Inspector training and background and badging workshop from the 19th-25th September 2017,
After speaking and receiving the invite email from Vanguard, I was required to purchase my plane ticket, lodging, and car rental, According to Vanguard, all this booking were supposed to made thru their travel agent, Before I called the Travel agent I went online and found multiple tickets from Las Vegas to Dallas Texas for under $100, but after calling the travel agent the cheapest ticket they would get for me was $415 for a one way, The travel agent said, that was the best rate he would find. he also booked a hotel and car rental for my trip. When I got to Texas on the 19th September almost 3 weeks after submitting my paperwork and document for a background check, there was a 3-hour line wait to get registered. During this time one of the officials with vanguard came around and told everyone queuing, that due to the many applicant and backlog there was a slow down in processing the background check by FEMA, but for every day we spent waiting for the result we would be compensated $200 a day. The Fema offices are located in Denton Texas which was about 40 mins drive, They gave me a wrong day and I drove all the way there, just to be told I had to return the next day. During the waiting period we had to check in and see if the result were in, also we were free to attend the Training classes that were ongoing in different conference rooms. Not having any friends, relative in Dallas Texas I spent my days in the training classes, and during 3 different occasions, one of your vanguard officials communicated that due to the delay in the background check, we would be compensated $200 a day for our time.
On Sunday the 24th of September, I checked with Vanguard official for my background result, and was shocked to be told I did not pass, as for the reason he said I would be getting a letter in the mail from FEMA, Having an impeccable background, that would surpass most members of Congress and the white house officials, and having a credit rating and history in the top 15% of all American, I was shocked beyond words as to what would have driven to this result. I am a naturalized American citizen, Spent 14 year in this great country, I have only had one traffic light camera traffic violation about 8 years ago which I paid a fine and attended classes, never had a delinquent account, collection late payment or name it was very hard to comprehend. I Called the travel agent as soon as I left the Vanguard temporary offices to book a return ticket to Las Vegas, again the cheapest ticket was $415 for the next day travel. I did go online just out of curiosity and I could still get ticket for less than $100 for same day late evening travel or next day but in order for to get reimbursed I had to abide and follow Vanguard travel policy
After arriving home and having incurred a wopping $2300 in total expenses I had to file for a refund, which was supposed to take 2 weeks to be refunded, it wasn't an easy experience especially when I had to file 5 diffrent times each time getting rejected, one of the reason was the first rental vehicle I rented upon my arrival in Dallas, that was booked thru Vanguard travel agency, was considered a mid size vehicle, a chevy cruze, although it falls under the small/ compact car class and they were having a problem to reimburse me, eventually I was reimbursed after 2 weeks. I have contacted vanguard numerous time for the promised compensation of $200 per day i.e ($1200) that I supposed to be compensated for the 6 days that I spent in Dallas Texas and all have fallen on deaf ears. I have tried even to ask them to send a letter from FEMA for justification on the denial of the employment/contractor position, but they have failed to do that as well.
Upon my own investigation and research, it came to my attention, Vanguard inspector position being a federal contractor job one was required to have registered with Selective services, but because I arrived in the country the first time after the age of 26, I was not required to register, I requested a letter from selective service to state this fact which I did forward a copy to Vanguard but its all in Vain I am in the process of pursuing a legal process come January, This was a scam, waste of my time and I know there are thousands of others out there who faced the same outcome as I did, but the only difference as I said if the hiring was based on Financial, credit and background record, this was a bonkers process, plain and simple. unless the federal and state government that issued me with USA citizenship and naturalization, and 2 auto Sales license ( California and Nevada) and 1 insurance license (Arizona) they don't know what they are doing as far background investigation is a concern. Thank you
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