eGov/Mil Newsletter: December 30, 2020

December 30, 2020

In this Issue:

  • Congress Passes Large-Scale COVID-19 Relief Legislation
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Movers to be a Priority?
  • USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (22 Dec)
  • Recalculation of Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) Scores for the 15 May to 31 July 2021 Performance Period (PP)
  • USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (15 Dec)

IAM eGov/Mil Newsletter

Congress Passes Large-Scale COVID-19 Relief Legislation; Movers to be a Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines?

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Congress Passes Large-Scale COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Package Tied to FY21 Spending & Tax Extenders Package

After months of Congressional debate and negotiations, yesterday the House of Representatives released an FY21 government spending, COVID-19 relief and tax extenders package, totaling roughly $2.3 trillion. Less than 12 hours later, the House passed the legislation 359 to 53, and sent it over to the Senate who approved the bill by a 93-7 vote. President Trump has said he will sign the bill later this week (another short-term government extension was also approved last night to provide time for the bill to become law).

COVID-19 Vaccines: Movers to be a Priority?

IAM has advocated that movers be included in COVID-19 vaccine priority with leaders from USTRANSCOM on a recent call. IAM’s President, Chuck White asked USTRANSCOM that if given the opportunity to advocate for how the vaccine is distributed, consideration be given to movers who enter the homes of Service Members to provide packing/pickup/unpacking capabilities. It would appear from the article at the link below that drivers and movers would likely be included in Phase 1c of the vaccination program.

USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (22 Dec)

This update represents the final J9 call of the year. The next DoD-Industry call will occur on 5 January. There is nothing of significance on the read-ahead slides provided.

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Recalculation of Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) Scores for the 15 May to 31 July 2021 Performance Period (PP)

Personal Property Advisory # 21-0018

TSPs can review their individual CSS scores in DPS by clicking on the CSS tab. Enter the appropriate PP, click on search and CSS scores will be displayed. In accordance with Table 403-6 of the DTR Part IV, Chapter 403, the data pull timeframe for survey scores for this period is 1 January – 31 December 2020 and effective for the 15 May 2021 PP. The window to submit CSS appeals will run through 2359, CST on 11 January 2021 and appeals received after this date will not be considered.

USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (15 Dec)

The read-ahead slides from the 15 December USTC J9 call with industry and the Services contain very few changes from the last few weeks. There continue to be letters of suspension issued for Health Protection Protocols. And despite the good news about vaccinations, VADM Mewbourne (USTC Deputy Commander) stated that in briefings to the Secretary of Defense, the DoD is saying that the darkest days of COVID are still ahead of us. And COVID related deaths and new COVID cases will continue to rise and likely peak around the end of January, before they start to fall. Industry is reminded that the protocols are in place for the foreseeable future; so please continue to comply.

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