Founded 1997
A Full-Service Recruiting Firm

Overview

Founded in 1997, Palmer Staffing Services is a small business GSA scheduled and DC supply scheduled temporary staffing company. We are an eight-time award-winning business with a track record of satisfied, long-term clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. With driven dedication, our mission is to provide professional and personalized services to the community, focusing on the integrity, ethics, and diligence of both our own business practices and those of our candidates.

Our experience, expertise and high standards are fundamental to your success. Our thorough ongoing screening process means you receive exceptional candidates within 24 hours from request.

Positions We Staff

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Attorney
  • Clerical Support
  • Contract Specialist
  • Data Entry
  • Docket Clerk
  • Document
  • Imaging/Staffing
  • Executive Assistant
  • Help Desk – IT
  • Human Resource
  • Legal Secretary
  • Library
  • Litigation Support
  • Mail Room Support
  • Paralegal
  • Program Management
  • Receptionist
  • Records
  • Reprographic Personnel
  • Research
  • Typists/Word Processing
  • And More

Government Client List

  • African Development Foundation
  • Amtrak
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • DC Department of Housing and Community Development
  • DC Department of Public Works
  • DC Housing Finance Agency
  • DC Retirement Board
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Export-Import Bank
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Commission
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • General Services Administration
  • Library of Congress
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Mediation Board
  • Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • The Kennedy Center
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Food & Drug Administration
  • US House of Representatives
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US Postal Regulatory Commission
  • US Postal Service
  • US Secret Service
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission

Capabilities Statement

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Palmer Staffing Services, founded in 1997 is a small business GSA scheduled and award winning staffing agency. Palmer is a GSA contract holder that specializes in administrative and professional placements to government agencies within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Mission Statement

To provide professional recruiting services to the government, legal and business community, focusing on the integrity, ethics, and diligence of both our own business practices and those of our candidates.

Services Offered

SIN 736-1 Administrative Support and Clerical Occupations
Contract Secretaries, Executive Assistants, Word Processors, Administrative Assistants, Project Assistants, Security Personnel, Data Entry Clerks, Clerical, Receptionist, Library, Accounting Staff, IT, HR, Management, Mail Clerks, Records Clerks, Couriers and more.

SIN 736-5 Technical and Professional Occupations
Contract Attorneys, Document Reviewers, Law Clerks, Paralegals, and Litigation Support.

Additional Positions
Contract Specialists.

References/Client List

PSS and PLS has worked as the primary contractor with the BEA, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOE, DHS, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOT, DOVA, EPA, GSA, FAA, FDIC, FTC, NIH, USDA, USPTO, Amtrak, African Development Foundation, Congressional Budget Office (BPA), DC Department of Housing & Community Development, DC Department of Public Works, DC Housing Finance Agency, DC Retirement Board, Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Board, Library of Congress, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, National Mediation Board, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center, US Coast Guard, US Court of Federal Claims, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Food & Drug Administration, US House of Representatives, US Office of Special Counsel, US Postal Regulatory Commission and US Secret Service. Additionally, Palmer has partnered as the sub contractor on extremely large litigation support awards with CACI, Lockheed Martin and PAE.

GSA

Size Standards:Small Business
NAICS Code:561320, 561110, 561311, 561312, 561410, 541199
DUNS #:047795500
GS Contract #:GS07F5472P
CAGE Code:1ZD98
Tax ID Number:52-206-3213

DC Supply Schedule

Size Standards:Small Business
DC Supply Schedule Contract No.CW54230
NIGP Codes:961-30-23; 961-30-65; 962-69-00, 962-69-41 and 962-69-42
CBE Number:LS28578072020
Tax ID Number:52-206-3213
DUNS #:047795500

Points of Contact

Peter McChesney, Jr.

Principal

pmmchesney@palmer-staffing.com

Patrice Scott

Managing Director, Government

pscott@palmer-staffing.com

Company Information

Palmer Staffing Services/Palmer Legal Staffing
1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 302
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 464-1000

Fax: (202) 464-1001

www.palmer-staffing.com
www.palmerlegalstaffing.com
pscott@palmer-staffing.com

Award History

Bureau of Land Management

Contract Initiation Date: January 7, 2020

Contract Dollar Amount: $15,287

Contract: DHCD-TSK20-GSA-001

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

IZ Compliance Specialist – The position will be a combination of 2 existing roles: IZ Compliance Specialist and Program Support Assistant, reporting to the IZ Program Manager. Assist in managing, implementing and assuring compliance with all procedures of the IZ program. Ensure and monitor compliance of administrative rules, covenants, regulations, policies and laws. Assist in the administration of the IZ program, including reviewing/revising/updating forms, procedures and policies. Assist with database management. Provide administrative assistance to IZ team, including answering phone calls and emails. Conduct research as needed into specific issues to improve the IZ program. Review existing methods and practices and make recommendations for improving workflow processes and revising methods, techniques and procedures. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission

Contract Initiation Date: January 3, 2020

Contract Dollar Amount: $78,856

Contract: 9531BV19P0039OSH

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Secretary II – The individual will report directly to our Chairman and will perform routine administrative tasks (i.e., answering telephones, typing correspondence, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, etc.).

Smithsonian Institution

Contract Initiation Date: December 30, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $12,892

Contract: 20-PO-680-0000436222

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

General Clerk III – The candidate will assist with internal and external communications, scheduling meetings and developing travel itineraries, building and maintaining resource databases, assisting with small events, and compiling materials for program participants.

Congressional Budget Office

Contract Initiation Date: December 2, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $15,048

Contract: GS07F5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Data Analyst – Typing, formatting, and proofreading CBO cost estimates and letters. Creating, properly formatting, and checking detailed tables (in Word and Excel) that include many numbers and subcategories. Converting Word tables into Excel spreadsheets. Maintaining division-wide tracking systems. Answering telephone calls and referring callers to the appropriate analyst. Handling time and attendance records. Maintaining files.

National Institute of Health

Contract Initiation Date: November 21, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $40,128

Contract: GS07F5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Maintained senior management leadership calendars, schedule and coordinated executive staff travel arrangements and travel expense reimbursements. Someone that has NIH experience must include NIH CGE-Travel; FPS system, and NIH personnel experience. Work with external offices to provide project and administrative support.

Congressional Budget Office

Contract Initiation Date: November 18, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $14,040

Contract: GS07F5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Accounting Clerk III – Experience with Microsoft Office; Experience with Excel highly preferred. Property Accountability Validation and Walkthrough (i.e., conduct physical inventory of equipment and furniture, and update inventory records). Accounts Payable (e.g., process invoices for payment using financial system). Development of Standard Operating Procedures. Ability to review/analyze budget execution data. Ability to review/analyze other financial data (e.g., Library Subscription Plan) for funds validation/verification.

Department of Energy

Contract Initiation Date: November 12, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $21,067

Contract: 20SC000152

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Secretary III – Serving as the primary point of contact for input from DOE staff and outside groups for the Under Secretary. Assisting with the preparation of background materials for meetings and conferences and coordinates meetings and conferences. Proofreads and coordinates communications requiring the signature/approval of the Under Secretary for transmittal within DOE as well as externally. Implementation of administrative policies. Answering telephones – taking telephone messages. Prioritizing Scheduling and Supporting meetings/video conferencing. Maintaining the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary’s calendars – strategic scheduling appointments.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Contract Initiation Date: November 12, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $106,000

Contract: 140L0119A0034

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Executive Assistant – compose correspondence on own initiative about administrative matters and general office policies for supervisor’s review and approval; anticipate and prepare materials needed by the supervisor for conferences, correspondence and tracking, appointments, meetings, maintaining/monitor calendars, timekeeping, travel/maintaining credit card statements, etc., and informs supervisor on matters to be considered. Read publications, regulations and directives and take action or refer those that are important to the supervisor and staff; prepare special or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant information from a variety of sources such as reports, documents, correspondence, other offices, etc., under general directions. Advise administrative assistants in subordinate offices on new procedures; request information needed from the subordinate offices for periodic or special conferences, reports, inquiries, etc. The contractor will also be responsible for taking meeting notes and following up on assigned action items.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD

Contract Initiation Date: October 31, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $14,670

Contract: 201800576

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Program Assistant – Book travel arrangements for employees and seminar speakers; Enter travel authorizations and other attachments in E2 Solutions for staff, visitors, candidates, and new hires getting fingerprinting; Complete travel vouchers for staff, visitors, and new hires; Maintain office supplies inventory with communication with the Management Analysts for order placements; Prepare offices for new hires and staff relocation; New Employee or title change nameplates; Process work orders; Assist with space planning needs; Set-up appointments/meeting in Outlook; May prepare and or maintain spreadsheets and type memorandums: show templates; Assist Management Analysts with CFC, holiday party, conference coordination and other event planning activities; Receive/escort new hires and visitors to and from Board destinations-coordinate with chiefs/MGT & serve as back up; Deliver various documents to other Board locations; Receive and sort incoming mail;

DC HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

Contract Initiation Date: October 15, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $5,100

Contract: GS-07F-5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

HR Assistant – Complete a document scanning project of Employee files. The candidate should be familiar with scanning documents, creating online file folders/structures, with extensive experience in Word, PDF, and Adobe Pro.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Contract Initiation Date: October 3, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $10,447

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Litigation Paralegal – Experience paralegal with 5-7 years as a litigation paralegal. Experience doing privilege reviews and logs. Experience scheduling hearings/meetings and maintaining busy dockets. Transcript review and summaries. Ability to work within the existing docketing system and improve efficiency. Ability to handle high volume caseloads for two attorneys with different areas of practice. Ability to create trial binders. Ability to work in a confidential environment (dealing with confidential employee information). Ability to read/review/edit letters of determination and position statements to the EEOC and internal investigative reports. Ability to redact confidential information from personnel files. Calendaring deadlines, meetings, etc. efficiently. Must be customer-service oriented.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Contract Initiation Date: October 3, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $94,600

Contract: 19-PO-501-0000428255

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Audio Visual Technician – In-depth knowledge of technical fields and skills that apply to the development and maintenance of new audiovisual presentation and delivery systems, electronic show control and data acquisition systems, exhibit maintenance, automated scheduling and monitoring systems. Blending, color correcting, and warping projected images. Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information. Processing information through observation, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Making decisions and solving problems by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution(s). Monitoring processes, materials, or surroundings to detect or assess problems. Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Contract Initiation Date: September 23, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $30,940

Contract: GS-07F-5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Administrative Support – Prepare daily press clips (training will be provided). Answer the telephone. Ability to work independently, to problem solve. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Experience with Microsoft Office software and utilizing databases. Ability to manage the demands of several projects at once. Ability to support several team members. Ability to independently assess and troubleshoot problems in daily program management. Ability to organize materials for external meetings and events. Able to employ team participation to achieve goals in a timely manner. Ability to prioritize tasks to reach team goals.

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Contract Initiation Date: September 10, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $9,996

Contract: PO609760

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Technical Writer – The Department of Employment Services seeks the services of a qualified vendor to provide a technical writer to re-write the District of Columbia Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan for the Office of Youth Programs. The vendor will review and edit the WIOA State Plan that has been drafted by the program and compose a document that would include the following: Workforce development activities (see pages 32-33 of state plan). Strengths and weaknesses of the workforce development activities. State strategic vision and goals. How will the vision and goal be implemented. WIOA implementation (Phase 1-3). Workforce System Evaluation.

DC DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES

Contract Initiation Date: September 3, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $124,074

Contract: GS-07F-5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Contract Specialist – Develops procurement documents and pre-negotiation position for construction solicitations, respond to request for information during solicitation period, etc., including prepare, execute and award construction contracts , terms and conditions, determine the type of contract and negotiation authority to be used and prepare required justification. Prepares and reviews documents, including Recommendations to Award for Department of General Services to ensure high standards of quality. Reviews purchase orders and contracts for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with government and agency policies and procedures; determines the most appropriate method of procurement; determines if requested items can be obtained via an existing contract; conducting pre-bid/proposal conferences, distribution of bid invitations and participates in walk-throughs with bidders/offerors on site locations. Gathers, compiles and tabulates bids; evaluates price quotes and compares to specifications; researches vendors and evaluates their ability to provide quality materials, equipment, and services; selects or recommends the most advantageous bid; drafts final contract and notifying winning vendor. Conducts market place analyses to construct pricing arrangement, subcontracting policy, and similar considerations; prepares and maintains current acquisition plans, milestone charts, and related schedules; using assigned systems and tools (e.g. PASS) to input, track and report on work items. Performs analysis of costs based on prevailing material and labor costs; recommends modifications to contractual arrangements. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in procurement; OR any combination of education and experience which exhibits the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College required. Certification in public purchasing is desirable, but not required.

DC HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

Contract Initiation Date: August 26, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $11,660

Contract: GS-07F-5472P

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Data Entry Specialist – Support the Finance Division with entering data into BondX (Microsoft Access Database), the individual will also be responsible for uploading journal entries into Emphasys (Accounting software) from the excel BondX output. The excel output is an export from the work in BondX but the individual would need to review the excel output to ensure that all transactions coded in BondX are associated with an Emphasys GL account. Positive attitude, strong attention to detail, ownership of his/her work, good communication skills, good work ethic, familiar with accounting, previous data entry experience preferred, familiarity with Microsoft Office.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Contract Initiation Date: August 12, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $19,572

Contract: 19SC001481

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Secretary II – Serving as the primary point of contact for input from DOE staff and outside groups for the Under Secretary. Assisting with the preparation of background materials for meetings and conferences and coordinates meetings and conferences. Proofreads and coordinates communications requiring the signature/approval of the Under Secretary for transmittal within DOE as well as externally. Implementation of administrative policies. Answering telephones – taking telephone messages. Prioritizing Scheduling and Supporting meetings/video conferencing. Maintaining the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary’s calendars – strategic scheduling appointments.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Contract Initiation Date: August 12, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $87,060

Contract: 1604DC-19-F-00027

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Paralegal/Leal Assistant II – Serves as Paralegal Specialist/Admin Officer for the Office of Inspector General, Office of Legal Services. Performs legal research requiring detailed knowledge of a diverse combination of case law, government policies, federal regulations, legal texts, and state and federal statutes. This in-depth research ability is critical to identifying and resolving legal issues that arise in the OIG mission that address virtually every area of federal law. Analyzes factual and legal issues to investigate and identify relevant facts and marshal appropriate legal sources. Provides attorneys with relevant opinions and rulings. Drafts legal memoranda in support of office caseload, many of which involve high dollar and high visibility audit and investigation activities. Analyzes and summarizes substantive information on statutes, contracts, other legal instruments, and specific legal subjects. Work typically involves federal government regulations, criminal law, civil law, federal and state statutes, and civilian personnel matters.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Contract Initiation Date: July 30, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $15,000

Contract: 18-PO-230-0000395071

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Secretary II – Provides support to the General Counsel, and drafts correspondence, documents and emails, using strong writing and editing capabilities and discretion when handling sensitive information. Communicates effectively on behalf of the OGC with a wide variety of personnel at all levels both inside and outside the organization. Assists in other administrative duties relating to the operations of the unit that includes coordination of materials and meetings with the Board of Regents, maintaining calendars, liaison with other units, tracking correspondence and reporting requirements using an automated system. Assists with planning meetings and conferences, coordinates with facilities to reserve meeting spaces and with caterers to provide food and beverages for events. Tracks the General Counsel’s review and clearance of Smithsonian Directive. Oversees the OGC library, online research systems, and electronic storage. Serves as backup to support team to support attorneys and the entire office, including answering telephones and greeting visitors. Collects and distributes mail.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Contract Initiation Date: July 15, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $77, 752

Contract: 19-PO-333-0000425858

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Accounts Payable Clerk – Contractor shall provide assistance in processing procurement documents; Contractor shall enter purchase orders and requisitions in the Smithsonian Institution (SI) financial system (PeopleSoft), ensure necessary forms and signatures are obtained, and follow-up with requestors to ensure vendor receives purchase order and signs acknowledgement. Contractor will enter procurement activity in cuff database (Access). Contractor shall scan copies of all purchase orders, contracts, and modifications and save them to a shared drive. Contractor shall also maintain hard copy files. Contractor will enter records in Access database (purchase orders, travel advances and vouchers, local vouchers, inter-unit reimbursements, SI Unit expenses, payroll, etc.) daily in which to reconcile against. Contractor shall provide financial reconciliation; contractor shall reconcile SI financial records against Department database records.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Contract Initiation Date: July 15, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $27, 984

Contract: 19-DO-240-0000427050

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Accounts Payable Clerk – Review, edit, and have final approval for Memos of Counseling, Letters of Reprimand, and Suspensions of less than 15 days. Review, edit, finalize and submit to Branch Chief for review all Performance Improvement. Plans and Proposals/Decisions for Removal and Demotions. Draft settlement agreements and prepare for approval by the Branch Chief. Update and develop training material for HR Liaisons and managers on topics such as Family and Medical Leave Act, Performance Management, Labor Relations, and Discipline. Improve LER status report log and develop metrics. Review and draft responses to administrative grievances and those filed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Provide advice and assistance to HR Liaisons for a variety of phone inquiries on employee and labor relations issues as well as directly to managers. Develop a draft policy for an Alternative Discipline Program. Review and provide input on a medical evaluation policy. Provide guidance on the Performance Management Program. Coordinate resources and provide advice on workplace violence and prevention. Perform case law research using Cyberfeds. Assist the Office of General Counsel with preparing for Merit System Protection Board appeals.

OFFICE OF LOTTERY AND CHARITABLE GAMES

Contract Initiation Date: July 11, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $2500

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Inventory Clerk – Inventorying hundreds of promotional items for the entire day. Communicate and interact with Customers at DC lottery event. Counting materials, equipment, merchandise, or supplies in stock.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD

Contract Initiation Date: June 10, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $14,344

Contract: 201800576

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Data Analyst – Use the public websites of the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and the OCCC to locate specific data within reports and then record the data in specific pre-determined locations on a spreadsheet. Provide data extraction by obtaining valuable information from reports and inputting the data into a spreadsheet. Required skills: clerical, intermediate Excel, intermediate Internet search capabilities, PDF search & navigation, able to categorize information by topic. Must be very organized and methodical. Data Extraction experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Contract Initiation Date: June 4, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $34,320

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Payroll & Benefits Assistant – The candidates will provide data entry support of the tremendous amount of paperwork that will be received during transition. The various paperwork which includes New Hire, Salary Adjustments, Student Loans, and Terminations will be entered into the Lawson Payroll system. The candidates will also provide filing and other office support along with researching and providing assistance to our permanent staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing daily paperwork for entry into Lawson related to the regular and off-cycle payroll processing. The position does not have supervisory responsibilities. Review all paperwork received into the Operations section. Process monthly Student Loan paperwork to be entered into Lawson. Update name, address, and W4 tax changes in Lawson. Setup new Health insurance and life insurance deductions for staff. Process all types of Personnel Actions (New Hire, Terminations, Salary Adjustments, etc) into Lawson. Work closely with the Payroll counseling staff to resolve paperwork issues. Research and resolve payroll issues after the payroll is completed. Provide sorting and filing of the high volume paperwork received in the Office of Payroll and Benefits. Process a high volume of call activity and influx of documentation.

OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL

Contract Initiation Date: June 3, 2019

Contract Dollar Amount: $71,980

Brief Description of Contract Requirements

Paralegal I – The Paralegal shares responsibility within the CRD for the full range of case processing work and legal correspondence, serves as an assistant to the Case Review Specialists, and provides direct support to complainants and whistleblowers, prospective complainants and whistleblowers, and external stakeholders on procedural and legal issues related to OSC’s intake procedures. Managing an automated docketing and case tracking system for PPP complaints and disclosure cases that are filed with the OSC. Whenever appropriate, incumbent contacts the complainant or whistleblower to obtain additional information to clarify the basis for the complaint or disclosure and, if warranted, to resolve jurisdictional ambiguities. The discussions with the complainant/whistleblower are also used to elicit supplemental information necessary to ensure that the case is forwarded to the appropriate unit. Incumbent independently decides whether communication with the complainant or whistleblower is necessary at this stage and, if so, what information needs to be elicited.