Find useful information about Chemonics-Washington below.

Welcome to Chemonics-Washington, the U.S. corporate office for Chemonics International. Our building is a welcoming gathering point for Chemonics’ global workforce, clients, and the DC community. The environment was designed to reflect the energy and multicultural nature of our company’s mission. It provides individual and collaborative spaces to complement the diverse work styles of our staff. To learn more, please explore our Chemonics-Washington Visitors Welcome Guide.

These QR codes have been placed around the building to share information in a streamlined way. If you are using a laptop or tablet, there are free apps available that will allow you to easily read a QR code. If you are using a smartphone, simply point your camera at the QR code, and you will be directed to information on a variety of topics.

HR-Related

Accessibility and Inclusion

Chemonics-Washington was designed to support the needs of our staff, partners, clients, and visitors. Engaging external experts, such as Disability:IN, and internal stakeholders, including Chemonics’ D&I team and ChemABLE, ensured that the building meets or exceeds compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To learn more about the inclusive design elements (including accessible signage, varying light and sound levels, and gender-neutral restrooms) check out the Accessibility and Inclusion Quick Reference Page.

For Chemonics staff, the Benefits, Well-Being, and Staff Care page of myHR includes instructions on requesting a workplace accommodation.

Health and Wellness Benefits

Chemonics is committed to providing a healthy and caring work environment. Staff are eligible for an affordable and comprehensive health and welfare benefits program designed with the flexibility to help you and your family enjoy the best possible physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Cigna health insurance offers U.S.-based staff comprehensive, affordable coverage for a wide range of healthcare services. U.S.-based and benefits eligible employees receive an expendables allowance (formerly known as the commuter allowance), are enrolled in company paid life and disability insurance, and may elect to enroll in supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts and/or two retirement savings vehicles.

Chemonics staff are also welcome to enjoy a variety of other well-being perks, including wellness rooms, parent resources, an on-site fitness center here at Chemonics-Washington, and much more.

For Chemonics staff, the Benefits, Well-Being, and Staff Care page of myHR offers additional details about Chemonics’ health and wellness benefits.

Employee Assistance and Resilience Program/KonTerra

The Employee Assistance & Resilience Program through the KonTerra Group provides all corporate and project employees and their families direct access to private consultations and counseling sessions, coaching and management support, personalized referrals, and resiliency resources, at no cost. The EARP can be accessed directly through the KonTerra website, by email, or by phone. All EARP sessions are confidential.

For Chemonics staff, the Staff Care Resources page of myHR offers additional details about Chemonics’ health and wellness benefits.

Facilities-Related

Work Stations

Staff will use Condeco to reserve workstations via the web or mobile app. Workstations can be found using a simple search that shows locations and availability. You should log on to Condeco each day to confirm your work location. Seats can be reserved based on your preferred work settings, including the third-floor quiet zone designed for heads-down, focused work.

Every workstation has sit/stand desks and sit/stand desks and ergonomic chairs. Additionally, all desks are equipped with an extra-wide, curved monitor that serves as a docking station and has a built-in camera and speakers.

Lockers

Please review the locker instructions here.

How to Use Coffee Machines

There are a variety of hot and cold beverage options available around the building, including coffee, tea, water, and kombucha. Commonwealth Joe cold brew machines are in The Hub and Café 75.  Throughout the building you can help yourself to hot coffee and tea from Bean to Cup Machines found in the second floor conference rooms, and 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th floor pantries. Instructions to operate the Bean to Cup Machines are found here.

Security-Related

LiveSafe Mobile App

LiveSafe is a mobile safety application that provides staff with the following:

  • Contact 911 with one button
  • Contact security or Brookfield property management with one button
  • The ability to anonymously report an emergency tip and add a photo or video to send to the LiveSafe Command Dashboard
  • The opt-in activation of a Safewalk feature, which will allow a trusted contact to monitor your location while leaving the building, heading to the parking garage, or traveling out of town.

Do you have questions about LiveSafe? Check out their FAQs. The app is available in both the App Store or Google Play. Register and fill out your profile. Then under settings click “manage organizations” and search “Brookfield” then “1275 New Jersey Ave” to join the Chemonics-Washington network.

IT/AV

How to Use Printers & Copiers

For more information on secure printing for both Chemonics staff, subcontractors and visitors, check out this resource here.

To learn all about copying review the guidance here.

How to Scan

To learn how to scan, use the guidance found here.

How to Use AV Equipment: Training Rooms

To learn how to set up AV equipment for a training meeting, click here.

How to Use AV Equipment: Huddle Rooms

To learn how to host an ad hoc meeting, click here.

For instructions on connecting to a meeting, adjusting the volume, or turning on live captions, click here.

If you are having technological difficulties, this troubleshooting guide provides step-by-step guidance for resolving common challenges.

How to Use AV Equipment: Booths

Learn all about connecting to the screen and audio in the booths here.

How to Use AV Equipment: Conference Rooms

To learn how to host an ad hoc meeting, click here.

For instructions on connecting to a meeting, adjusting the volume, or turning on live captions, click here.

If you are having technological difficulties, this troubleshooting guide provides step-by-step guidance for resolving common challenges.

How to Connect to Wi-Fi

Instructions found here.

Other

Standards of Business Conduct

Chemonics has always maintained high standards of professionalism and integrity. As a company, we do what is right, honest, and legal. As employee owners, we are all responsible for upholding our standards of conduct, making decisions with integrity, and taking action.

Chemonics business conduct program promotes honest and responsible business practices, ensures company activities are conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, proactively manages risks, and responds to business conduct related questions and concerns. The program is anchored to our core values and our Standards of Business Conduct.  To learn more about our 10 important principles that serve as standards of business conduct at Chemonics, check out Living Our Values in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. The Office of Business Conduct Resource Guide offers additional resources to mitigate risks on your project.

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab provides the resources, technology, and dedicated space to host workshops and events that foster innovation and partnerships. This may include:

  • Staff, consultant, and partner collaboration on the design, test, and launch of innovative solutions;
  • Design-thinking workshops;
  • Multi-day hackathons or innovation challenges;
  • Innovation showcases that exhibit Chemonics-led or supported innovations;
  • Community engagement activities promoting innovation and design-thinking.

As access is limited, please email ScaledImpact@chemonics.com if you would like to use the Innovation Lab. Reservation requests will be approved based on availability. Click here to learn more about the Innovation Lab.

Sustainability

Chemonics-Washington incorporates local, national, and global best practices for energy, indoor air quality, and resource and water conservation. The building’s exterior meets the criteria for LEED Gold certification, and the interior will achieve LEED Silver certification. High-efficiency lighting supplements the abundant natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. All eligible equipment (including kitchen appliances and AV equipment) will be Energy Star labeled. Our Green Area Ratio of .435 (more than double the required score of .20) recognizes that the green spaces in and around the building promote greater livability, reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and mitigate urban heat. To learn more about sustainability at Chemonics-Washington, check out this this quick reference guide.