ACES Program

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NEW Solutions ACES Program Participants (Enrollees), assist NRCS at its headquarters, regional offices, and other locations. Enrollees serve in technical capacities and carry out a variety of assignments.

As a member of this talented group, you will help NRCS preserve, protect, and enhance our natural resources.

For complete information about benefits, policies and procedures, please contact your NEW Solutions Field Office Staff.

Ask your Monitor to: Contact your NEW Solutions Field Office if you:
  • clarify assignments
  • determine regular work schedules
  • approve timesheets
  • approve leave
  • resolve initial problems
  • have problems filling out your electronic timesheet
  • have questions about the use of leave or other benefits
  • have questions about your paycheck
  • are returning to your assignment after an extended medical absence
  • have a problem you cannot resolve with your Monitor
  • have concerns about your health or safety
  • are injured while on duty

Enrollment Agreement 

NEW Solutions ACES Program Enrollment Agreements are between the Participant (Enrollee) and NEW Solutions. An hourly increase may be granted by the State Coordinator on the Enrollee’s yearly anniversary until a maximum wage for the position level is reached.

Position LevelStarting Wage RangeMaximum Wage
1$11.33 – $14.63$19.58
2$14.16 – $19.58$27.71
3$20.53 – $27.71$38.48
4$30.80 – $38.48$50.00

Health & Safety

Because ACES Enrollees frequently work in field settings, it is critical that Enrollees adhere to the following guidelines for avoiding accidents:

  • Know the safety rules and follow every precaution to protect yourself and your colleagues from injury and illness.
  • Know the standard procedures for the tasks you perform and use all required protective equipment.
  • Report all unsafe conditions, practices and equipment.
  • Obtain first aid for every injury, however minor it may seem.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if seriously injured.


Workers Compensation

Report any work-related accident, injury or illness at the earliest opportunity to your Monitor who will contact the NEW Solutions Field Office with details. The NEW Solutions ACES Program workers’ compensation insurance carrier (The Hartford) will be notified by the NEW Solutions Field Office if necessary.

It is important to seek immediate medical attention if seriously injured.


If You Leave the Program

A resignation should be submitted in writing, with notice, if possible. Remember to address your resignation to your NEW Solutions Field Office and copy your Monitor.

Prior to Leaving: All NRCS property must be returned to your Monitor.

Last Paycheck: Your final paycheck will be issued to you in the same manner you have requested for all paychecks to be issued