[Ncep.list.grouptravel] Group Travel Data Call: 2018 Metrics Workshop and SIP Coordinators Meeting July 30-August 3

Genene Fisher - NOAA Federal genene.fisher at noaa.gov
Fri Jun 15 23:55:35 UTC 2018


If you have anyone attending the 2018 DTC Community Unified Forecast System
Test Plan & Metrics Workshop (July 30 - August 1, 2018) and/or the
Coordination Meeting for the UFS Strategic Implementation Plan Meeting
(August 1-3, 2018) in College Park, please enter the names in the
spreadsheet link below by *Friday, June 29.*


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Subject: DATA Call: 2018 Metrics Workshop and SIP Coordinators Meeting July
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Afternoon All:

If you are planning to attend the 2018 Metrics Workshop and SIP
Coordinators Meeting in College Park, MD, please use this google spreadsheet
fill out your travel information.

*The deadline to fill out the google spreadsheet is Friday, June 29.*

For more information about the events, please visit  2018 National Center
for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, MD

*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 if applicable.

   - 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
   be used.

   - 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 $175/day for College
   Park, MD. 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> 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, from the following NOAA room block
   provided the amount is fully refundable.

   - 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
   baggage fees.

   - 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.


Genene Fisher, PhD
Executive Officer
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
301-683-1323 office
301-452-7366 cell
genene.fisher at noaa.gov
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