eGov/Mil Newsletter: June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Mover Shortage Causes Major Headaches for Military Families During PCS Season
  • Your Annual meeting To-Do List; Early Bird Deadline July 2
  • IAM Young Professionals - Get Involved Today!
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (17 Jun)

IAM eGov/Mil Newsletter

Mover Shortage Causes Major Headaches for Military Families During PCS Season

IAM e-Gov/Mil

Mover Shortage Causes Major Headaches for Military Families During PCS Season

A labor shortage and slight uptick in volume of military household goods shipments is creating chaos this year for some military families with permanent change of station orders.

 

The problem is particularly bad in states with large military populations and in remote areas where there aren't enough companies to support the volume, said Rick Marsh, director of the Defense Personal Property Program at U.S. Transportation Command.

Your Annual meeting To-Do List; Early Bird Deadline July 2

The is coming up fast! Here are the things you need to do in the next few days:

Coming out of the pandemic (we hope), there has never been a more important time to highlight your company and the work you do. We can't wait to see you, whether you attend in person or online.

IAM Young Professionals - Get Involved Today!

Are you getting everything out of your IAM membership? Your employees who are under 40 years old should be part of the group. The IAM-YP group is known for building relationships that last and for providing a platform through which members do real business with each other. Right now is the best time to make this investment in your staff and your business, especially with the upcoming , where the YP members will have numerous opportunities to connect. to get started today!

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USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (17 Jun)

As you might imagine, the DoD Peak Season calls are getting more and more spirited. See and for details. Plenty of frustration on the DoD side with their inability to get shipments serviced. JPPSOs are getting a lot of frustrated customers and their leadership calling about not getting their shipments booked. JPPSOs were critical of USTRANSCOM and their assertion they have not done a good job on expectation management with customers throughout the DoD, when industry and JPPSOs have been telling USTC that capacity was/is going to be an issue. Services have been asking USTC for top cover…let people know why shipments aren’t being covered, and that it isn’t that individual JPPSOs aren’t doing their job. USTC is asking industry for solutions. Industry reps are trying to articulate that it’s time for DoD to start pushing moves to the right, outside of July, so that commercial moves don’t steal DoD capacity for these shipments that will inevitably get pushed outside of June/July; because non-government customers are already being pushed to August and beyond, and those shipments are already stealing industry capacity from what might’ve been available to DoD in August.

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