Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) March 18, 2015


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
Identification No.)

1332 Londontown Blvd, Sykesville, MD  21784
(Address of principal executive office and zip code)

(410) 970-7800
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

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Form 8-K
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On March 19, 2015 the Company announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. The earnings release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Employment Agreements

The Board of Directors of the Company approved entering into Employment Agreements (the "Agreements") with each of the following named executive officers (the "Executive Officers"):  James A. Eberle, Chief Executive Officer, Jeffery G. Hough, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Lawrence M. Gordon, Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  The Agreements are effective (the "Effective Date") as of January 1, 2015 and each Agreement runs from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016 (the "Employment Period"). On each anniversary of the Effective Date,  the term shall be automatically extended, upon the same terms and conditions, for an additional, consecutive one-year period, unless either party provides written notice to the other of its intention not to extend the term at least 10 days' prior to the end of the then current term.

Effective January 1, 2015, the base salaries for each of the following Executive Officers is as follows:

James A. Eberle
Jeffery G. Hough
Lawrence M. Gordon

The base salary will be reviewed at least annually by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Compensation Committee") and the Compensation Committee may, but shall not be required to, increase (but not decrease) the base salary during the Employment Period.

For each calendar year during the Employment Period, Messrs. Hough and  Gordon will be eligible to earn an annual bonus award (the "Bonus") of up to 25% of base salary (Mr. Eberle up to 50%  of base salary), based upon the achievement of annual performance goals established by the Compensation Committee

The Company shall pay the monthly medical and dental insurance premiums for each Executive Officer in association with Company-provided health insurance plans.  Each Executive Officer is entitled to receive vacation in accordance with the Company's policy for its senior executives and may participate in other Company sponsored benefit plans including life insurance and 401(k) retirement plans.  Each Executive Officer is entitled to reimbursement by the Company for all reasonable expenses incurred by him in connection with his employment.  Reimbursable expenses include, but are not limited to, business travel and customer entertainment expenses.

The Company may terminate each Agreement for cause.  Examples of "cause" include (i) the willful and continued failure by the Executive Officer to substantially perform his duties or obligations, after written demand for substantial performance is delivered by the Company, (ii) the willful engaging by the Executive Officer in misconduct which will have a material adverse effect on the reputation, operations, prospects or business relations of the Company, (iii) the conviction of the Executive Officer of any felony or the entry by the Executive Officer of any plea of nolo contendere in response to an indictment for a crime involving moral turpitude, (iv) the  abuse of alcohol, illegal drugs or other controlled substances which impact the Executive Officer's performance of his duties or (v) the material breach by the Executive Officer of a material term or condition of their Agreement.

Notice of termination must be in writing and must state the reason for termination. The Executive Officer (with his attorney) will have the opportunity to be heard by the Company's Board of Directors.  In the event of termination for cause, the Executive Officer shall continue to receive his full salary through the date of termination.  In the event of disability, the Executive Officer will continue to receive his full salary (less any sum payable under the Company's disability benefit plan) until his employment is terminated.

If the Company terminates the Executive Officer's employment for a reason other than (i) death, (ii) disability or (iii) cause, then the Company shall pay the Executive Officer his full salary and provide the Executive Officer his benefits for a period of 12 months.  In addition, all options to purchase the Company's common stock granted to the Executive Officer under the Company's option plan or otherwise shall immediately become fully vested and shall terminate on such date as they would have terminated if his employment by the Company had not been terminated.

In the event a Change of Control (as defined in the Agreement) of the Company occurs and the Executive Officer terminates his employment for Good Reason (as defined in the Agreement), then for a period of 12 months (18 months for Mr. Eberle) from the date of his termination, the Executive Officer would continue to receive salary and the benefits that he is receiving as of the date the Change of Control occurs. In addition, the Executive Officer would also be entitled to receive on the date of termination an amount equal to the average of the amounts paid to him as a bonus for the two years prior to the year in which the Change of Control takes place.

The foregoing is a brief description of the terms of the Agreements described herein and by its nature is incomplete.  It is qualified in its entirety by the text of the respective Agreements, copies of which are included herewith as Exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.  All readers of this Current Report on Form 8-K are encouraged to read the entire text of the Agreements referred to in the text.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits

10.1 Employment Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2015, between GSE Systems, Inc. and James A. Eberle.*
10.2 Employment Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2015, between GSE Systems, Inc. and Jeffery G. Hough.*
10.3 Employment Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2015, between GSE Systems, Inc. and Lawrence M. Gordon.*

99.1 Press Release of GSE Systems, Inc. announcing its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.*

*Filed herewith


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  March 19, 2015
/s/ Jeffery G. Hough
Jeffery G. Hough
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer