eGov/Mil Newsletter: Nov. 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

In this Issue:

  • USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Monthly Call (9 November)
  • GSA Announces Reporting and 3080 Changes
  • IAM's November Mil-Gov Webcast Available On-demand
  • IAM Supports General Accountability Office (GAO) Study on Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Program
  • Upcoming Webcasts You Need to Know About

The e-Gov/Mil newsletter is IAM’s twice-per-month summary of Department of Defense and Federal Agency news and notes related to, or impacting, government personal property shipping programs.

USTRANSCOM Non-Peak Monthly Call (9 November)

Attached are notes and slides from TRANSCOM’s November non-peak call. The slide password is “USTRANSCOM”.

The call lasted about 30 minutes, with no major issues reported. Currently, we are approximately 16,000 shipments behind last year.

TRANSCOM is in the research phase of a potential Domestic winner-take-all special solicitation for Key West, Northern Tier locations, and Region 14 Alaska. They had nothing new to share on that potential initiative today.

GSA Announces Reporting and 3080 Changes

During the GSA ERRC All Supplier Relocation meeting on October 24, 2023, Robyn Bennett of GSA presented an in-depth overview of the upcoming reporting requirement changes for HHG and SIT shipments and 3080 changes.

The revised reporting requirements will be optional for the fourth quarter of 2023 but will become mandatory for reporting the first quarter of 2024.

GSA has shared a copy of Robyn’s presentation. Questions on the reporting or 3080 changes may be directed to

IAM's November Mil-Gov Webcast Available On-demand

IAM’s Director of Government & Military Relations, Dan Bradley, held the monthly Mil-Gov webcast on 8 November. That webcast featured updates on the following items:

  • A couple of TRANSCOM advisories; 
  • A quick update on IAM Freedom of Information Act requests;
  • IAM’s support of ATA MSC’s action to request a GAO study on the GHC; and
  • Notes and observations coming out of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Fall Meeting in Orlando, FL, including:
    • What topics were covered by TRANSCOM’s Commander, Gen Van Ovost during her HHG Executive meeting;
    • What the TRANSCOM Personal Property staff discussed about DP3 peak season and the upcoming 2024 rate year; and
    • TRANSCOM Personal Property insights to the GHC covered during their GHC Transportation Academy session.

To get all the news and information on these topics, tune in to the webcast here:

IAM Supports General Accountability Office (GAO) Study on Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) Program

With approval from the IAM Executive Committee, earlier this week the association issued a memorandum of support for a GAO study to review key aspects of the global household goods contract program. IAM will be coordinating outreach efforts and engagement on Capitol Hill with leadership and staff from ATA-MSC, who are also in support of a thorough review of the incoming program, its implications for industry and service members. GAO studies may be requested by Members of Congress and Congressional Committees and can take considerable time to complete once the request has been made.


IAM's memo outlines key questions on the GHC program that the association would like to see the GAO review, including:

  • The viability of the GHC at the rates (payments) being offered to moving service providers and whether it will bring the appropriate capacity to meet the DoD’s needs.
  • How government contract wage requirements would be applied to independent owner/operator contractors, the foundation of the industry’s human capital structure, working irregular route transportation, including how Service Contract Act (SCA) requirements would be met within applicable moving industry’s company business models, considering current labor requirements at destination and independent contractor model regulations.
  • How moves under the GHC program integrate into an operating model that serves consumer, national account, and military/government moves with the same facilities, technology, trucks, and people.
  • How the financial structure of the GHC program will impact the entitlement amount military families receive to directly hire a mover at consumer market rates for “do-it-yourself” moves.
  • The impact of the required $3 million umbrella insurance policy on small moving businesses, as currently required by HomeSafe Alliance, the primary contractor responsible for assigning moves to industry participants.
  • Identification of steps being taken to enable the GHC program to meet the requirements of the individual services, and the goal of providing the best relocation experience for service members and their families.

IAM will keep members apprised of developments and progress regarding the GAO study request, and next steps as they become known. If you have questions on the outreach, please contact Bryan Vickers (703-403-2882, with IAM's Government and Regulatory Affairs Team.

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In every issue of the Portal, we invite our authors to share their experiences, success stories, learning experiences, and vision with others in the moving and forwarding industry. In addition to our regular columns, feature articles for each issue are united by a central theme. 

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