Dear BSNC Shareholders,
Some of you may know that one of our subsidiaries, Global Precision Systems LLC (GPS), has a contract to provide detention, transportation and meal services at the El Paso Processing Center located in Texas. Our duty at the Center is to ensure the security, safety, health and welfare of individuals placed at the Center.
I am providing this information to you because border control centers have become the subject of recent national attention. As indigenous people applying strong traditional values, we at BSNC strive to ensure that all individuals who work for us and our subsidiaries, or who are placed in our care, are treated with dignity and respect. During a recent site visit, I visited the Center and observed our subsidiary employees interact at several levels with individuals placed at the Center. I found our subsidiary employees to be respectful, courteous and responsive, while still ensuring that our subsidiary met the standards of our contract.
As confirmation of this, just prior to my visit, one of our subsidiary’s employees and his staff received Commendation Awards for exemplary service and performance of duties during a Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) office inspection at the Center. The review determined that our subsidiary employees met and exceeded all CRCL standards. The CRCL office supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mission to secure the nation, while preserving individual liberty, fairness and equality under the law.
We at BSNC remain committed to our strategic vision for the Company, which includes providing shareholder benefits (e.g., regular and elder dividends, bereavement payments, jobs, internships, scholarships and support for nonprofit entities that provide services to our shareholders and descendants), and pursuing economic development opportunities while protecting our lands and preserving our culture and heritage. I ask you, as shareholders, to read our upcoming Annual Report to understand the role that government contracting has served in our growth and ability to provide the benefits described above, and what we have done to ensure that our government contract work has been utilized to provide benefits to our People. Thank you for your continued support.
Gail R. Schubert
President & CEO