The American Moving & Storage Association held their convention this week in New Orleans, La. The final session of the meeting was titled the ‘Military Summit’ and personnel from the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) and the Defense Personal Property System Program Management Office (DPS PMO) provided updates to the attendees.
Lt. Col. Todd Jensen, SDDC Personal Property Director, led off the meeting and provided updates in a number of areas:
Ms. Roni McDaniels, DPS Deputy Program Manager/Technical Lead followed Lt. Col. Jensen and broke her briefing into three major areas:
The full set of AMSA Military Summit briefing slides is available on the IAM website:
DPS PMO briefing
Source: IAM, SDDC, DPS PMO
Editor’s Note: SDDC issued the highly anticipated 2016 Peak Season message Friday afternoon March 25. The message clarifies a number of highly debated changes to the rate solicitations as well as pinpoints the areas of interest for the Command in 2016. Please read the message carefully and address any concerns you may have toCharles.White@iamovers.org.
Also included in the message distribution is a newly produced “DP3 Inconvenience Claim Pamphlet”. The pamphlet is designed for the military members and provides the basics answers to questions surrounding the inconvenience claim process.
2016 Peak Season Message
DP3 Inconvenience Claim Pamphlet
The Naval Supply System Command’s (NAVSUP) Global Logistics Support (GLS) Household Goods Office has one final “Navy Household Goods Industry Days” scheduled this month.
There is still space available at the meeting but slots are filling up fast. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage your Navy partners.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
0800 – 1600
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
620 Wells Rd
Orange Park, FL 32073
A registration form for the meetings with further details and an agenda is available on the IAM website.
Source: IAM &Navy GLS
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter all but guaranteed Thursday that the Army's 4-25 Brigade Combat Team will stay in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for at least another year.
In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carter said he was ready to sign off on the expected recommendation from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to keep the 4-25 and its 2,600 troops in Alaska.
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SDDC has identified March 14-18, 2016 as PCS Week, an opportunity for the command to educate and inform customers about how the household goods (HHGs) and privately owned vehicle (POV) shipment process works. The goal of PCS Week is to provide customers with actionable information that will make their peak season moving experience as smooth and efficient as possible.
SDDC “What’s New”
Fuel Surcharge for Period 3/15/16 to 4/14/16
The price of fuel was $2.02 per gallon as reported on Monday, March 7, 2016 making the upcoming FSC rates for the period 3/15/16 through 4/14/16 as follows:
GBL Domestic HHG / International HHG – 0%
GSA Domestic HHG – $0.00
GSA International HHG and BAG – $0.00
There is no fuel surcharge applicable for the specified period.
Financial Reporting and SDDC – Remember this is a Leap Year
Financial reporting is due to SDDC no later than 150 days after the close of your fiscal year. Don’t forget that 2016 is a leap year and be sure to account for Feb. 29 in your calculation.
IAM Military News and Resources Page
The IAM Military News and Resources page provides military-based information in an easy-to-navigate tabbed format. In addition, IAM is linking to SDDC Personal Property updates and categorizing them by topic. Currently, on the SDDC website, these updates are hard to find and are organized chronologically – not a very user-friendly way to display information. This new system on the IAM site should make it easy for IAM members to easily find the important information they need. Contact Carl Weaver with questions.
Sources: IAM, & Daycos
A new agreement between the United States and the Philippines clears the way for a new permanent American military presence across five bases that will support rotational deployments near the contested South China Sea.
The Defense Department has instituted a hiring freeze in the office of the secretary of Defense and the component agencies reporting directly to it, according to a memorandum circulated by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work last month. The freeze began March 20 at the office of the secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies and Defense Field Activities, the memo stated.
SOURCE: IAM News Letter