[Ncep.list.grouptravel] Action Due March 8: Data Call 2018 AMS Washington Forum, April 24-26, Washington, D.C.
Genene Fisher - NOAA Federal
genene.fisher at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 23 19:44:37 UTC 2018
If you have travelers planning to attend the 2018 AMS Washington Forum,
April 24-26, 2018 in Washington, D.C., please use this google spreadsheet
fill out travel information.
*The deadline to fill out the google spreadsheet is Thursday, March 8.*
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From: Carla Wallace - NOAA Federal <carla.wallace at noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 1:02 PM
Subject: Data Call: 2018 AMS Washington Forum, April 24-26, 2018,
To: "To: OAR Group Travel - NOAA Service Account" <oar.group.travel at noaa.gov>,
_OAR Travel Data Calls <oar.travel.datacalls at noaa.gov>, _NWS Group Travel
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nmfs.group.travel at noaa.gov>, NOS ConferenceTravel - NOAA Service Account <
nos.conferencetravel at noaa.gov>, Bernadette Broadus - NOAA Federal <
bernadette.broadus at noaa.gov>, Lisa Conley - NOAA Federal <
lisa.conley at noaa.gov>, Robert Ransom - NOAA Federal <robert.ransom at noaa.gov>,
Verona Davis - NOAA Federal <verona.davis at noaa.gov>, Darone Jones - NOAA
Federal <darone.jones at noaa.gov>, Leslie Rivas <leslie.rivas at noaa.gov>,
Joyce Void <joyce.void at noaa.gov>, Angela Proctor - NOAA Federal <
angela.proctor at noaa.gov>, Terri Hunter - NOAA Federal <terri.hunter at noaa.gov
If you are planning to attend the 2018 AMS Washington Forum, April 24-26,
2018 in Washington, D.C., please use this google spreadsheet
fill out your travel information.
*The deadline to fill out the google spreadsheet is Thursday, March 8,
For more information about the forum, please visit 2018 AMS Washington Forum
*The following are pointers regarding some of the information that must be
entered onto the google spreadsheet:*
- MEALS AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES (M&IE): The Federal per diem allowance
is $69/day. M&IE must include deductions for the first and last day of
travel (allow only 75% of M&IE for each day).
- REGISTRATION: Conference registration fee include meals: Tuesday,
April 24, dinner (deduct $31 from M&IE); Tuesday - Thursday, April 24-26,
breakfast (deduct $16 x 3 = $48 from M&IE) and Tuesday - Thursday, April
24-26, lunch (deduct $17 x 3 = $51 from M&IE).
- PAYMENT METHOD: The employee’s GSA SmartPay 2 Travel Card must be used
to pay the registration fee. The GSA SmartPay 2 Purchase Card should NOT
- Employees may register for the conference only after the conference
package is approved by NOAA. You will be notified by email when to register.
- LODGING: The Federal per diem lodging rate is $253/day for Washington,
D.C. and lodging state tax is exempt. When selecting lodging, Federal
employees are required to use the FedRooms
<https://www.gsa.gov/travel/agency-services/fedrooms> website to
identify hotels in the area that have agreed to discounted rates through
GSA. If no rooms are available via FedRooms, or no rooms are available at
or below the allowable lodging rate, then an explanatory note must be
included. Hotel rooms can be booked now, provided the amount is fully
- GROUND TRANSPORTATION: Include rental car and/or POV mileage. POV
mileage rate is $0.54.5/mile for automobiles.
- MISCELLANEOUS COSTS: Be sure to list the basis for all miscellaneous
fees. Miscellaneous costs include for example, “taxi, parking, ATM, and
- TRAVEL DATES: If travel dates are before or extend after the
conference end, it is important to explain why. Please provide a concise
explanation in Column S on the google spreadsheet.
If you have questions, please contact me.
*Carla M. Wallace*
Business Operations Manager
National Weather Service
Office: (301) 427-9302
carla.wallace at noaa.gov
Genene Fisher, PhD
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
genene.fisher at noaa.gov
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