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American Society of Military Comptrollers SANDHILLS CHAPTER American Society of Military Comptrollers XXXV YEARS Sandhills Chapter 35 POB 71759 EXcellence in Comptrollership Fort Bragg, NC 28310 EXcellence in Community Service EXcellence in Professional Development Constantly EVolving to Improve our Chapter ISSUE X JANUARY 2010 President’s message... Contents Wow! What a busy month as we close on calendar 2009 President’s Message Pg 1 and start out 2010 still waiting for our initial distribution of Officers Pg 2 funds. I know what you’re thinking. This is an ongoing Financial Report Pg 2 pattern each year that never seems to improve. Well, at Committees Pg 3 least we are moving forward with an approved budget now. Calendar of Events Pg 4 I hope each of had a wonderful holiday and had the opportunity to spend some quality time with your families and Membership Pg 5 friends. Many of us travel across the states during this time Article Pg 6 of year to be with our families and my wife and I were no DoD Article Pg 7 exception. We spent the holiday in the beautiful state of Education/Certification Pg 8 Kansas with my family. While there, we were pounded with Community News Pg 9-10 a winter blizzard on Christmas Eve just to add to all the National News Pg 11 traveling fun. To say the least we were glad to return to Recipe Pg 12 warmer weather here in North Carolina. Chapter Minutes Pg 13 As we move into 2010 and ever closer to our Mini-PDI on March 11, I thought I would provide a challenge for those of you contemplating studying and taking the CDFM. Just get January Lunch Meeting out there and do it! No doubt it will take some effort on your part but the knowledge you’ll gain from studying for the exams will be well worth it when you receive your certificate. WHEN: January 12, 2010 Not to mention the fact that you will have made yourself a better hiring candidate against someone that has not completed the CDFM. TIME: 11:30-1:00 To help you reach this goal this year, we will provide you with several learning opportunities to prepare yourself for the WHERE: Pope AF Club exams. An EDFMT Course, Decision Support Course, and Mini-PDI testing opportunities locally and of course testing SPEAKER: Mr. Steve Silverstein, offered at the National PDI held in Nashville this June. There OSD(Comptroller) are plenty of opportunities for those wanting to expand their horizons. So, get out there and start studying. Many of us TOPIC: DoD Management Internal have study guides so don’t be shy. Ask someone who has completed the exams for a copy of their study materials. Control Program – Financial One last thing before I let you go. Please take a look at the Reporting Armed Forces Comptroller Magazine that you just received. We are finally being mentioned as the Chapter Spotlight. The article was chopped up a little to fit the space provided but it still hits the high notes. See you all on the 12th of January at our monthly luncheon. Thanks, LTC Rick Jellison President OFFICER POSITION PHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS LTC Rick Jellison President 394-1330 email@example.com Shaune Griffin VP – Army 396-6827 firstname.lastname@example.org LT Karissa Walker VP – Air Force 394-1330 email@example.com Laurie Per Lee VP – USASOC 396-0525 firstname.lastname@example.org LTC Mike Cook VP – JSOC 243-6558 email@example.com Donald Brocker VP – WOMACK 907-7364 firstname.lastname@example.org Aletha Sankey VP – USAR 432-4805 email@example.com Dianne Kemppainen VP – AAA 396-5698 firstname.lastname@example.org Vicki Cooper Treasurer 243-2155 email@example.com Ender Malloy Secretary 396-0468 firstname.lastname@example.org Available as of January 1, 2010 Checking Account Balance $5,897.33 The Sandhills Sand Dollar is published in the interest of Comptroller personnel in the Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base Area. SANDHILLS COMMITTEES PRIMARY-COMMITTEE SUB-COMMITTEE PHONE# E-MAIL VP LEAD Program & Education USASOC Lead – Miriam Oates 432-5803 email@example.com Dave Haney 396-5698x208 firstname.lastname@example.org Mini-PDI Lead-Monica Sneed 243-2543 email@example.com Melina Ua 243-0531 firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Peoples 432-6314 email@example.com Protocol Lead-Shaune Griffin 396-6827 firstname.lastname@example.org Facilities Lead-Freddie Williams 396-5017 email@example.com Debi Schmidt 432-2718 firstname.lastname@example.org Audio/Visual Membership & Publicity JSOC Lead – Vickie Judd 243-1179 email@example.com Sandra Johnson Debra Schmidt 432-2718 firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter/Publicity Lead-Diane Powell 396-3117 email@example.com Freddie Williams 396-5017 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Battle 907-4592 email@example.com Registration Rutha Phillips 432-7583 firstname.lastname@example.org Julia Jones 432-9041 email@example.com Web Page Laurie Per Lee 396-0525 firstname.lastname@example.org Photographer Rathelis Mobley 432-9056 email@example.com Scholarship & Awards Army Reserve Lead – Nell Watson-Crosby 432-0546 firstname.lastname@example.org Vickie Judd 243-1179 email@example.com Bonita Bouton 243-2201 firstname.lastname@example.org Budget & Finance Air Force Lead-Yvonne Dixon 432-6078 email@example.com Valerie Jamieson-Hicks 432-1292 firstname.lastname@example.org Ender Malloy 396-0468 email@example.com Chapter Competition Army Lead – Executive Committee 2009-2010 ASMC SANDHILLS CHAPTER ACTIVITY CALENDAR Date Activity Newsletter Article Speaker Responsibility Responsibility 12 Jan 10 Monthly Meeting Army Reserves AAA 25 Jan 10 Executive Council Meeting PRE- MINI-PDI MEETING 09 Feb 10 Monthly Meeting WOMACK Army Reserves PRE-MINI-PDI MEETING 20 Feb 10 Street Cleanup 23 Feb 10 Executive Council Meeting 09 Mar 10 Monthly Meeting JSOC 10 Mar 10 MINI-PDI ALL 11 Mar 10 GOLF TOURNAMENT 23 Mar 10 Executive Council Meeting 13 Apr 10 Monthly Meeting – OFFICER NOMINATIONS Army USASOC 22 Apr 10 Street Cleanup 27 Apr 10 Executive Council Meeting 11 May 10 Monthly Meeting – OFFICER VOTING AAA Air Force 15 May 10 Street Cleanup 18 May 10 Executive Council Meeting (JOINT MEETING) 01 Jun 10 NATIONAL PDI – NASHVILLE, TN 08 Jun 10 Monthly Meeting – OFFICER SWEAR-IN Army Reserves Army 22 Jun 10 Executive Council Meeting Member Dues Individual membership dues are $26 per year or $75 for three continuous years. You can now go online to renew your membership! WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SUGGESTIONS ON BRINGING NEW MEMBERS INTO THE ORGANIZATION! Contact the following individuals: Becky Mauldin, 432-8044 or Vicki Judd 243-1179 How to Get Free Investing Advice by Aletha Sankey from Motley Fool Libraries are changing. Once known as home away from home for researchers, scientists, and procrastinating students, today's book depositories are currying favor with movie renters, and taking business from Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) in the process. Statistics from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) speak to the trend. During 2007, the last fiscal year for which the IMLS has data, staff- specific (i.e., research) requests fell slightly. Visits and available material rose over the same period. What sort of material, you ask? Audio led the library content rally, up 8%. Video collections grew by 6%. 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DEFENSE FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS DoD ISSUES GUIDANCE ON NSPS TRANSITION Earlier December 2009, the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) Program Executive Office issued guidance on how vacancies should be filled while it transitions personnel out of NSPS. (The FY2010 Defense Authorization Act repealed the authority for the NSPS.) The transition period is between October 28, 2009 and January 1, 2012. In all cases, transitions from the NSPS to a General Schedule (GS) or other statutory pay system are to result in no pay loss. As NSPS jobs become vacant, DoD will begin to appoint replacements to non-NSPS statutory pay systems. However, federal employees union representatives have criticized the plan because it would allow the categorizing of new hires under NSPS until March 2010. DoD will continue to issue transition guidance as appropriate. You can follow them on the NSPS website. PRESIDENT ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR QUADRENNIAL REVIEW OF MILITARY COMPENTSATION Every four years, DOD reviews the compensation system for the uniformed services of DoD, the Coast Guard, and those commissioned officers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Public Health Service. In a memorandum to the Secretary of Defense, President Obama identified four focus areas he would like addressed in this year's review: 1) compensation for service in combat zones, combat operations, hostile fire areas, or exposure to a hostile fire event; 2) Reserve and National Guard compensation; 3) benefits for wounded warriors, caregivers, and survivors; and 4) incentives for critical career fields (mental health professionals, linguists, remotely piloted vehicle operators, and special operations personnel). The President also directed that other relevant agencies, principally Homeland Security (Coast Guard), Commerce (NOAA), and Health and Human Services (Public Health Service) participate as appropriate. SENATE PASSES AND PRESIDENT SIGNS FY2010 DoD APPROPRIATIONS BILL The Senate passed the final FY2010 DoD Appropriations bill early Saturday morning and the President signed it on Monday. Overall, the DoD bill provides over $507 billion (excluding Military Construction, which is funded in a separate appropriations bill) for the FY2010 DoD baseline budget, $3.5 billion below the request. The bill funds the 3.4 percent military pay raise that was approved in the FY2010 Defense Authorization Act. Procurement funding is $800 million below the request, while R&D is almost $2 billion above the request. Congress did agree to some of the President's proposals to reduce or terminate a number of programs (e.g., F-22). However, the final bill is at odds with the request on some high profile programs. Over the threat of a presidential veto, the bill includes funds to develop a second engine for the F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) and to capture technology already developed for the presidential helicopter program. Congress also added nine more F/A-18E/F aircraft and 10 more C-17s than requested. In addition to the baseline budget, the bill appropriates $128 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), essentially the same as the request. New funds for the surge in Afghanistan announced last month will be provided in a supplemental appropriations bill the President is expected to request early in the new year. For those keeping score with the numbers published in the committees' bill summary, the bill also includes $1 billion in appropriations for non DoD programs. As stated in ;last week's Highlights, the bill also includes nondefense items, such as extended unemployment benefits and subsidized health insurance (COBRA) for people who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn and assistance for highways and transit systems. SANDHILLS CHAPTER EDUCATION COMMITTEE & INFORMATION Ender Malloy, Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia Miller-Jenkins, CDFM(A) Jennifer Holmes Miriam Oates, CGS CERTIFICATIONS Accredited Financial Examiner CERTIFICATION for Certified Book Keeper Certified Public Accountant Certified Cash Manager TESTING INFORMATION: Certification in Control Uniform CPA Exam - NASBA, AICPA and Assessment Certified Cost Analyst Prometric Centers Certified Defense Financial Manager Certified Financial Planner MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Certified Fraud Examiner CPEs = varies by State. Certified Government Audit Professional NC = 40 hrs per calendar yr. Certified Government Financial Manager [Licensure requires 150 hrs specialized Certified Financial Manager coursework] Certified Information Systems Auditor Certified Internal Auditor RELEVANT BACKGROUND Certified Management Accountant Four Sections Certified Public Accountant Offered in 54 U.S. Jurisdictions Certified Public Finance Officer Computer Based / English only Testing -Eight months out of the year CERTIFICATION for Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary Certified Defense Financial Manager to protect the public interest in a rapidly changing business and financial environment TESTING INFORMATION: STUDY MATERIAL INFORMATION Prometric Centers www.2test.com AICPA http://www.aicpa.org Fort Bragg Education Center National Association of State Boards of J. Harry 432-2537 Accountancy www.nasba.org National / Mini PDIs www.cpa-exam.org MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: CPEs = 80 hrs every 24 mo. TEST SITES Exemptions = Retirement or Foreign Residency FORT BRAGG ARMY EDUCATION RELEVANT BACKGROUND SERVICE Three Module Examinations Paper testing Two Years Defense FM w/ Degree Three Years Defense FM 910-432-2537/2947 Four Years Federal FM. POC: John Harry CDFM(A) – Acquisition Module available Military and Civilians involved in the overall field PROMETRICS TEST of military comptrollership. CENTERS STUDY MATERIAL INFORMATION www.2test.com Sandhills Chapter Website Nearest Location – Raleigh, NC http://www.asmccertification.com 4 LOCAL NEWS Fayetteville-Cumberland Major Defense Contractor to Call Fayetteville-Cumberland County Home Booz Allen Hamilton, a long-time contractor to the Department of Defense and U.S. Army Forces Command and Reserve Command, has elected to expand their office in Fayetteville, according to Douglas Peters, President & CEO of the Fayetteville –Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. A planned June ribbon cutting will officially open the company’s Fayetteville location. “Our firm had the option of locating literally anywhere to support our work with FORSCOM and USARC,” said William Butler, the Booz Allen executive who is heading the relocation effort from Fort McPherson to Fayetteville. “We chose Fayetteville and Cumberland County for two reasons – one, the community worked hard to assist us in our search for a viable location, and also we found that the community’s economic development partnership with the city and county – allowed for a seamless process by which to make our decision,” Butler added. Booz Allen Hamilton first began the process of site selection nearly 18 months ago. Other locations considered were outside the 11 County BRAC region. “Booz Allen Hamilton represents the pinnacle of firms that we are positioned to welcome to our growing community,” said Dan Dederick, Chamber Chairman of the Board. “This announcement marks the culmination of months of effort to ensure that the firm has a strong platform by which to continue its work on behalf of the U.S. military and other clients.” Local elected leaders have participated strongly in the recruitment of Booz Allen to the area, according to Bo Gregory, Economic Development Program Manager for the Chamber. “What has made this effort successful is that we, as a community, have worked collectively to illustrate to the company why Fayetteville and Cumberland County is the optimal place to do business with Fort Bragg. Our local government leadership has played a vital role in this success for the area,” Gregory said. “We’re excited to offer relocation to Fayetteville to our Atlanta-based workforce,” said Butler. “We also anticipate significant hiring from within the local community to support our mission in the market.” According to Butler, the firm will locate in the former Wachovia Bank building at the intersection of the All American Freeway, Morganton and Sycamore Dairy Roads. More than 30 Booz Allen Hamilton representatives currently work in the community, both on Fort Bragg and in their new location. That number will grow to an estimated 300 over time. SUDOKU 6 5 2 8 1 9 1 4 2 8 3 9 6 3 5 9 8 7 4 3 2 8 9 6 2 5 1 6 8 3 7 3 9 6 4 7 SOLUTION NEXT MONTH Money crunch forcing Army belt-tightening By Roxana Tiron “The Army strives to adapt itself from a budget culture to a cost culture,” Lynch wrote. “We cannot A budget crunch is forcing the Army to impose hiring afford to continue to resolve funding problems by freezes, restrict overtime pay, and offer early asking for more money; we must first ask retirements at bases across the country. ourselves if we are doing the right things and doing The service is even considering taking away them right.” BlackBerrys from workers it determines are “unnecessary” users, according to a service memo The penny-pinching will not only affect the obtained by The Hill. employment of those who provide services for the bases. It will also restrict the travel of soldiers. The belt-tightening is necessary because base Travel to military conferences and other major operating budgets are no longer supplemented events has to be approved at the highest through emergency appropriations Congress has command level on the garrison and commands are passed in recent years to pay for the Iraq and directed to limit travel to critical missions, legally Afghanistan wars. required certification training programs or travel directed by Army headquarters. Office of Management and Budget guidance in March put the burdens of operating military installations back The Army will be looking to save money down at entirely on the regular budget. Without war the smallest level, Lynch indicated. Garrisons are supplemental money augmenting operations at bases directed to review the management of the in the United States, commanders are having to cut purchase card program and centrally manage and back. reduce the number of authorized purchase card users on installations. The “flexibility” of using overseas contingency operations funds “has allowed the Army to grow Garrisons also should determine who needs to accustomed to higher levels of installation services have a BlackBerry and eliminate those deemed across the board,” Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, the head of unnecessary users; shut down computers nightly; the Army’s Installation Management Command and limit the purchase of promotional items. (IMCOM), wrote in the Jan. 4 memo to Army base “While these measures may seem trivial, in the commanders. aggregate, their implementation may result in substantial savings,” Lynch said. “Clearly, [fiscal] 2010 is a very demanding year for IMCOM and it is a tough leadership challenge to Solution to December’s Sudoku balance expectations, stretched reduced funding levels, fully support the Army’s most critical missions and the leadership’s top priorities and take care of our 1 5 4 7 9 2 6 3 8 people,” Lynch said. 8 3 2 5 6 1 4 7 9 Lynch also warned that the upcoming fiscal 2011 budget request (for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1) 7 6 9 3 8 4 1 5 2 may contain even less money. 5 1 3 8 7 9 2 6 4 “We should plan for enduring solutions to these funding levels,” Lynch wrote. Lynch is directing base 6 9 7 2 4 5 8 1 3 commanders to ensure that a few critical programs and services have the money they need. These 4 2 8 1 3 6 7 9 5 include security guard operations and other services that ensure the safety of the population on bases, as 9 7 6 4 5 8 2 1 3 well as the Army Family Covenant program, which offers support for Army families. 3 4 1 9 2 7 5 8 6 Other programs will be “will be funded on an 2 8 5 6 1 3 9 4 7 affordability basis,” according to Lynch’s memo. PDI 2010 PDI 2010 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on June 1-4 with a theme of Getting in Tune to Professionalism. Registration for the event and for room reservations will begin in late February 2010. Module 4 Course Information A full FY10 schedule of the newly updated 2-day Module 4 (Acquisition Business Management) courses is now available. You are able to sign up for the location of your choice, receive intensive training from highly qualified instructors and be prepared to take the certification examination. You may now reserve a seat by registering for the class in the location of your choice with this registration form. The registration fee is $375 per student for the 2 day course. Registrations must be received 30 days prior to course start dates. 18 March 2010, starting at 09:00 Washington, DC Send completed registration forms or questions to email@example.com 30 March 2010, starting at 08:00 San Antonio, TX Send completed registration forms or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org CDFM Testing coming to a region near you… Testing centers too far from you? Nationals is conducting regional testing in the following locations: Tampa , FL - March 2-3, 2010 San Diego, CA – March, 2010 Macon, GA – March 18, 2010 ASMC Awards Online As a reminder, all awards submissions are now done via this website including individual and team achievement awards, essay competition, scholarships and yes, even the extensive submission requirement for our annual Chapter Competition. To register your chapter and begin uploading your documentation and managing your Chapter Competition via the website, click on the ASMC Award Online, Chapter Competition page. Multiple users per chapter are permitted in the new system. All documentation must be submitted by COB 10 April. Jambalaya Recipe Summary Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray 2 cups enriched white rice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, once around the pan 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound boneless, skinless white or dark meat chicken 3/4 pound andouille sausage, casing removed and diced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried Several drops hot sauce or 2 pinches cayenne pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons (a handful) all-purpose flour 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice 1(14-ounce) can or paper container chicken stock or broth 1 teaspoon (1/3 palmful) cumin 1 rounded teaspoon (1/2 palmful) dark chili powder 1 teaspoon (1/3 palmful) poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 pound medium shrimp, raw, deveined and peeled (ask for easy peel at fish counter) Coarse salt and black pepper Chopped scallions, for garnish Fresh thyme, chopped for garnish Cook rice to package directions. Place a large, deep skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and butter to the pan. Cube chicken and place in hot oil and butter. Brown chicken 3 minutes, add sausage, and cook 2 minutes more. Add onion, celery, pepper, bay, and cayenne. Saute vegetables 5 minutes, sprinkle flour over the pan and cook 1 or 2 minutes more. Stir in tomatoes and broth and season with cumin, chili, poultry seasoning, and Worcestershire. Bring liquids to a boil and add shrimp. Simmer shrimp 5 minutes until pink and firm. Remove the pot from the heat and place on a trivet. Ladle jambalaya into shallow bowls. Using an ice cream scoop, place a scoop of rice on to the center of the bowlfuls of jambalaya. Sprinkle dishes with salt, pepper, chopped scallions, and thyme leaves.