The first week of June marks the begining of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and with one named tropical storm just passed, I would like to take this opportunity to remind all to get ready for the season. Preparation, of course, begins at home by replenishing your emergency supplies, knowing your evacuation routes and plans, and learning what risks and hazards may impact your area before and after the storm.
While shoring up plans at home, keep in mind that CPC is here to assist in the event of an evacuation. Active duty officers and their dependents residing at the permanent duty station, or an approved designated location as specified in a BAH Waiver, are authorized travel reimbursement in the event of an evacuation. This authorization applies to officers on TDY orders as well, and dependents enroute to new PCS location. More information on these entitlements is a available in the Joint Travel Regulations - Chapter 6. When an evacuation is ordered for your area, follow instructions of your local emergency management authorities, and contact CPC as soon as possible with your planned evacuation information. To ensure this process runs smoothly, we ask that officers review and update contact information for themselves and their dependents within OPF Online.
Also, I highly encourage officers to log-in and review their NOAA Staff Directory (NSD) information, and update their personal contact information in the Emergency Notification System (ENS) located on the NSD site. To ensure your most recent permenant duty station is reflected in the NSD, submit endorsed PCS order upon arrival at your duty station. It can take two to four weeks for the change to be reflected in NSD. Supervisors should also review their "Direct Reports" list by clicking on the "Request Reports" button under their information on the Employee Record, and selecting the Direct Reports option. A list of all staff, including federal employees, contractors and offficers, assigned to you will be listed. For help with the NOAA Staff Directory, contact NOAA.StaffDirectory@noaa.gov.
CAPT Lawrence T. Krepp, NOAA
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