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    SAFELY PROVIDING RELIABLE ELECTRICITY AND DIVERSIFIED SERVICES TO THE MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. SERVICES Electricity Distributing and restoring electric in our seven-county territory since 1939. Fiber Optics Providing homes and businesses with fiber-optic internet and voice services. Community Positively impacting the quality of life in southeast Indiana. ​ ABOUT SEIREMC Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SEIREMC), headquartered in Osgood, Indiana, is a member-owned distribution cooperative with two product divisions – electric and fiber optics. ​ Since its incorporation on April 29, 1939, SEIREMC has served portions of Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties in southeast Indiana. ​ The corporation is governed by a board of directors and is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the state. 3,244 Miles of Electric Line 626 Miles of Fiber Line 27,578 # of Electric Services 641 # of Fiber Services MEMBER CENTER Billing Options Programs Rebates Read More > RESOURCES About Us Educational Resources Employment Opportunities Read More > NEWS CENTER Blogs Media Outage Map Read More > CONTACT Contact Us Submit Thanks for submitting! Headquarters P.O. Box 196 712 South Buckeye Street Osgood, IN 47037 contact_us@seiremc.com Tel: (812) 689-4111 or 800-737-4111 Fax: (812) 689-6987 Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday EDT

  • Residential Service Application | SEIREMC

    Residential Electric Service Application Applicant Co-Applicant Service Address arrow&v Mailing Address arrow&v Former Southeastern Indiana REMC Member? Yes No Type of Service Transfer of Service (Existing) New Service (Construction) Type of Home Apartment Campsite House Mobile Fuel Source Electric Other Do you rent or own the Service Location? Rent Own Operation RoundUp Program Opt In Opt Out By default all accounts are "opted in" to the program. Members who do not wish to participate in the program may "opt out" at any time. Operation Round Up terms and conditions are located at: https://www.seiremc.com/operationroundup Terms of Acceptance and Signature: I, the applicant for this Residential Service, warrant the truthfulness of the information provided in this application. My signature confirms that I acknowledge and agree to the terms of service outlined in the Bylaws and the Service Rules and Regulations of Southeastern Indiana REMC. Applicant Signature Clear Co-Applicant Signature Clear Upload a copy of your Driver's License Upload File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) After submitting your Residential Electric Service Applications, call into our office and speak to a customer service representative to continue the process. (812) 689-4111 Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Employment | SEIREMC

    Employment Opportunities Southeastern Indiana REMC is currently accepting applications for the following positions located in Osgood, Indiana. Currently not accepting applications. Apply Now! What position are you applying for? arrow&v Resume Upload File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) *SEIREMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to 202-690-7442 or by e-mail to program.intake@usda.gov. Submit Thanks for submitting!

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  • Great Expectations

    Creating Connections and Expanding the Possibilities Many of you are probably familiar with the classic novel, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. In this story, the main character, Pip, is continually evaluating himself and his situation as he strives to improve and advance his station in life. The fundamental ideas of ambition and self-improvement are at the center of the story. Southeastern Indiana REMC is also continually evaluating its programs and services, ambitiously striving to improve the quality of life and place in southeastern Indiana. As we work through the strategic initiatives defined by the Board of Directors and management team, we continue to evolve and explore new ideas to create connections and expand the possibilities. As we begin a new year, we remain committed to our mission to safely provide reliable electricity and diversified services, while maintaining our values of integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. We also continue to focus on the ongoing strategic initiatives and priorities defined in our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. We anticipate the completion of our headquarters facilities building project in late spring and look forward to moving into the new administrative building in June. Many of the plans we have put into place over the past couple of years are proving their effectiveness as we continue to see improvements in line loss and reliability in our electric division. As our world becomes increasingly connected, we are diligently working to break down the digital divide in southeast Indiana with our new fiber division. We began building a state-of-the-art fiber optic network and providing high-speed broadband internet service in 2021. SEI Fiber is now available in the Elrod, Versailles, and Hopewell areas and will soon expand to include the Jennings, Five Points, and Pleasant areas. The expansion of this project is top of mind for us, knowing that this service opens the door of opportunity for many new and emerging technologies as we move into the future. While the world continues to grapple with moving beyond COVID-19 and its effects, global supply-chain challenges, and the growing role of artificial intelligence, we will continue to seek solutions and define programs and services with our members best interests at heart. 2022 will be a year of great expectations and we look forward to creating new connections with our members and the communities we serve as we expand the possibilities together. Keith Mathews SEIREMC General Manager

  • Home Office Safety

    Don’t add electrical hazards to your home office inbox During the pandemic, most office environments either closed and sent workers home to work remotely when and where feasible or created rotating work schedules. These changes were done to help mitigate the spread of the virus and keep workers safe. But setting up a temporary or full-time office at home can create a new kind of health issue — electrical safety. “Bringing electrical equipment home from the office or adding new equipment to make your home office fully functional can create some safety concerns of their own,” said Brandon Linville, Director of Operations at SEIREMC. “Take the same attitude toward electrical safety in your home office so you’re not trading concerns about the virus in the office for electrical and fire concerns at home.” Things to consider for a home office: Designate a place for your office space. Even if it’s just temporarily rearranging a home desk or a side table, establish a comfortable place for your laptop or desktop computer, printer, and whatever equipment you need. This will keep you from having to continually move equipment and will avoid stretching power cords that could become tripping hazards. If you bring older office equipment home, check those electrical cords and connections that perhaps have been pinched behind the credenza for years. Make sure they are not damaged or loose. Make sure outlets in older homes hold plugs snugly. Avoid circumventing the grounded three-prong plugs on your equipment with adapters to fit in older two-slot outlets. Do not overload outlets with multiple power strips. Avoid using extension cords for extended periods. Even if you’re using them temporarily, avoid long, flimsy, multiple outlet cords. Always unplug extension cords from the wall when you are not using the equipment. Do not run electrical cords through high-traffic areas, under carpets, or across doorways. Beware of equipment heating beyond normal operations. Beware of discolored plastic casings on the equipment or discolored outlet covers. Turn off all appliances at the end of the day to save energy and ensure added safety. If your home is older or you require many electrical devices, you probably should have a licensed electrician come out for an inspection. The electrician may suggest installing additional outlets, arc-fault circuit interrupters, and circuits to avoid overloading existing outlets and overusing extension cords and power strips. These updates will make your workspace more attractive, practical, and, most importantly, safe. Making your home safe for the office Overloaded electrical circuits pose both an electrocution and fire hazard. While most homes were not designed to be a home office, the Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends these steps to stay safe from electrical hazards: If you must use a power strip, use a name-brand product from a reputable retailer. Low-quality or counterfeit power strips may contain wiring that isn't adequate to carry the load. Place power strips where there is plenty of air circulation to disperse heat. Do not use adapters that allow plug-grounded cords (three-prong) to be used in ungrounded (two-slot) outlets. Do not bind, kink or knot electrical cords. Never run power cords under rugs or where chairs can roll over them. Keep cords close to a wall to avoid trip hazards. Keep all non-critical electrical items unplugged until you need to use them. Consider charging battery-operated devices in another area. If your computer screen flickers or fades, or you detect a burning smell, power down and contact an electrician. Make sure outlets are protected by ground-fault circuit interrupters if moisture may be present and arc-fault circuit interrupters for added protection. If your home office becomes permanent and needs more or upgraded outlets, have a licensed electrician conduct an inspection of your home office equipment’s electrical needs. Neatness counts when it comes to safety Many home offices were set up during the pandemic — some probably in spaces not originally intended for an office or even prolonged occupancy — like a nook in the attic, corner of a garage or basement or even a “she shed” in the backyard. To make the space comfortable, small portable air conditioners, fans, dehumidifiers or space heaters may be used. If so, here are a few reminders: Keep papers organized and all combustibles at least three feet from a space heater or other heat sources. Do not plug items like space heaters, A/C units and dehumidifiers into power strips or an outlet with other items. Make sure outlets are protected by ground-fault circuit interrupters if you are in an area that experiences dampness.

  • CO-OP Careers: Christina Schoenherr

    Christina Schoenherr Jackson County REMC Vice President of Human Resources A new world across the street When Christina Schoenherr and her family moved from suburban Philadelphia to her mother-in-law’s hometown of Brownstown, Indiana, the New Jersey native knew she was moving far from the life she’d always known. Fortunately, she didn’t have to travel far to find a job. Right across the street from her new home, Jackson County REMC was looking to replace a retiring customer service representative. The position would also take on the REMC’s first full-time human resources duties. Talk about serendipity: Christina held a master’s degree in HR. A neighbor, who also worked at the REMC, told Christina about it and suggested she apply. “I was in Indiana only for a few months … I didn’t know what a cooperative was,” she said. “Everything kind of fell into place. I couldn’t have planned a better move: a job doing what I just got a master’s in literally next door to my house.” There was a lot of acclimating, learning about cooperatives and the electric industry, she noted. But the small company aspect of the REMC was familiar to her, and she liked that. “Everybody here was so nice.” Since she was the first on-staff HR person, the cooperative’s manager asked her to tell him what an HR person did. “They had an HR job description,” she said, “but when I started, it was kind of like, ‘OK, you’ve done this before, and we haven’t. So, what do we need?’ “I’ve been very fortunate to be the first person in this position because I have been able to tailor it to the needs of the cooperative and my strengths,” she added. Christina just celebrated her 10th year at the cooperative. In those years she’s seen Jackson County REMC grow from 68 employees to now over 85. In addition, the cooperative added fiber internet services. Through the growth, Christina has maintained the same HR responsibilities, but the overall scope of her role has grown with the cooperative. “It’s just evolved into a staff level position. Instead of just day-to-day duties, I’m doing more strategic and special organizational level projects.” “A lot of times, when people think of the cooperative, they think of either customer service or linemen. And those are very important jobs here. But people forget that there is engineering and accounting and so much more. It is huge.” She added that cooperatives are just good places to work for young people wanting to stay in their community. “They’re small, and they’re families, and you can get involved in almost whatever you want.” And being based in smaller communities, the office, as Christina found, can be right across the street. CAREER SUMMARY New to Indiana, Christina Schoenherr was fortunate to find a job in her specialty — human resources — virtually across the street from her new home. Now the New Jersey native is serving in an expanded role to meet the needs of the growing cooperative and its consumers. TIMELINE October 2011 — Hired at Jackson County REMC as human resources specialist. Responsible for all HR administration functions and administrative support for the president/CEO and the board of directors. May 2018 — Human resources and marketing manager. Responsible for previous HR functions plus marketing and communication for the cooperative. May 2019 — Vice president of human resources. Responsible for all HR administration functions plus strategic planning initiatives, grant proposals, regulatory compliance reporting, and special project management.

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