eGov/Mil Newsletter: Jan. 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Seeking Input on Detention and Demurrage Charges
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Processing
  • USTRANSCOM Announces Dates/Times for the 2021 Spring Personal Property Forum
  • USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (12 Jan)
  • U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Clarify Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Hall of Honor Call for Nominations
  • USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (5 Jan)
  • Recent IAM Newsletters and Communications

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FMC Seeking Input on Detention and Demurrage Charges; Spring PPF Announced

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Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Seeking Input on Detention and Demurrage Charges

The FMC has asked stakeholders within the shipping community to contact the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations and instances of ocean carrier or marine terminal operators practices or regulations in violation of . Specifically, the Commission is seeking information on practices that run counter to the FMC's , published last year. All complaints (and supporting evidence) should be emailed to BOE@FMC.Gov

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Processing

Community and Minority-Owned Lending Institutions to Receive Early Prioritization

 

The Trump Administration announced that community and minority owned lending institutions might begin processing PPP loan applications Jan. 11. The program will initially reopen for first-time borrowers, and for second-time (aka "second draw") borrowers application processing to begin on Jan. 13. The SBA's updated loan application for the program, alongside additional guidance can now be accessed. or .

USTRANSCOM Announces Dates/Times for the 2021 Spring Personal Property Forum

USTRANSCOM’s Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO) released announcing the details for the Spring Personal Property Forum (PPF) to be held on 31 Mar and 1 Apr. The PPF will be virtual. Registration is required. The advisory is also posted on move.mil/sme.

USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (12 Jan)

The 12 Jan USTC call was relatively quick today, with the Services not raising any issues or concerns. The read-ahead slides are changing slightly. The first slide will transition in a minimal way over the next week or so, but not significantly. The peak season numbers will once again reflect weeks 20-35 instead of 20-45 like they did for part of 2020. The three year average information will be included, but not direct information from the preceding year the way 2019 data was reflected in the 2020 slides. And the new depiction of data on slides 4-6 will continue to be honed over time.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Clarify Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

 

“This rule brings long-needed clarity for American workers and employers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Sharpening the test to determine who is an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act makes it easier to identify employees covered by the Act, while recognizing and respecting the entrepreneurial spirit of workers who choose to pursue the freedom associated with being an independent contractor.”

Hall of Honor Call for Nominations

The was established in 2008 to pay tribute to those Industry leaders whose careers reflect exceptional and distinguished service to their companies or the Association, or who have worked to elevate the Industry as a whole. Since its inception, . Nominations for this distinguished group may be submitted by any IAM member, client or customer.

 

If you have a suggestion for someone who should be in the Hall of Honor, . Nominees do not have to be from IAM members companies and do not have to be still living to be awarded.

USTC J9 Conditions-Based Movement Call (5 Jan)

TRANSCOM’s Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO), also known by their staff designation, J9, started the New Year with the Conditions Based Movement Call. Per industry requests, J9 is working to add a couple new slides. They are a work-in-progress at this point.

Recent IAM Newsletters and Communications

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