About POV Mileage to ODS for Road Trips

Here’s some good information from AFGE Local 3381.

HighwayIf you are challenged regarding the mileage reimbursement for use of personally-owned vehicle (POV) to your official duty station (ODS) to switch to a government-owned vehicle (GOV) for an official road trip that requires at least one night’s lodging, share this information in response: Continue reading “About POV Mileage to ODS for Road Trips”

Reimbursement for Use of Privately Owned Vehicles

Communication from ORA leadership to employees regarding the POV mileage reimbursement procedure.

Car on a highwayFDA leadership learned that some FDA employees in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) have not been properly reimbursed for the use of their privately-owned vehicles (POV) while on official business in accordance with federal travel regulations (FTR). Employees are entitled to be reimbursed for use of their personally owned vehicle while on official business and we are working to ensure that appropriate reimbursement is made to effected employees. Continue reading “Reimbursement for Use of Privately Owned Vehicles”

FDA to Implement Revised Foreign Food Inspection Planning SOP

FDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that it will implement a revised SOP for Foreign Food Inspection Planning in OHAFO.

Official travelFDA has provided Article 3 notice to NTEU that the Office of Human and Animal Food Operations (OHAFO) plans to implement a revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding Foreign Food Inspection Planning. According to the notice, the agency proposes to revise the current SOP because some of the work functions are no longer valid due to Program Alignment. The Agency claims that the revisions will clarify the information listed in the current version of the SOP so that staff have a better understanding of the requirements for a successfully planned foreign trip. The agency believes that the SOP will also promote greater consistency among teams and improve the quality of work produced for foreign trips. Per the notice, bargaining unit employees in the following divisions will be impacted: Continue reading “FDA to Implement Revised Foreign Food Inspection Planning SOP”