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FORCM WEEKLY UPDATE 06 OCT 2008

FORCM

“From the Desk of the BUMED FORCE MASTER CHIEF”
and Director of the Hospital Corps
06 October 2008

REF Files for Newsletter Download Here:  forcm_06oct08

1. IA/GSA UPDATE
Please review the attached NAVADMIN 276/08. This is the first in a series of messages to update IA/GSA policy issues.

2. MILITARY SPOUSE HIRING
The President of the United States has signed an Executive Order to authorize certain Non-Competitive Appointments in the Civil Service for spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces. Please review the attached copy of the Executive Order for more information.

3. FUNDED MOVE FOR RENTERS DISPLACED BY LANDLORD FORECLOSURES
Please review the attached NAVADMIN 281/08 as it is announces changes to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR) Chapter 5, Part D, paragraph U5355-D. Please review the attached NAVADMIN for more information.

4. FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FVAP)
Are you registered to vote? Now’s the time to register and request your absentee ballot for the November 4, 2008 General Election!

Fill out the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form at www.fvap.gov to register and request a ballot from your state. You can also use our new automated tool to guide you through completion of the Form, by following the link on our homepage.

Ask your Unit Voting Assistance Officer for help or a cardstock version of the Form.

Be smart, do your part, vote!

5. PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM (PRP) ACCOUNTABILITY
Please review the attached NAVADMIN 272/08 as it announces policy changes the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program. All policy changes will be incorporated into the next revision of the OPNAVININST 6110.

6. OFF DUTY VOLUNTARY EDUCATION
Please review the attached NAVADMIN 273/08 as it outlines the components of voluntary education that Navy uses to support lifelong learning and the retention of our Sailors.

Director of the Hospital Corps
POINTS OF CONTACT

HMCM(SCW) Jim Menke
Deputy Director of the Hospital Corps
(202) 762-3139
HMCM(SW/FMF) Doug Glascoe
Hospital Corps Planner/From the Desk
(202) 762-3147
NCCS(SW/AW) Marco Soave
Navy Medicine Force Retention
(202) 762-3173
HMCS(FMF) Matt Lubold
Hospital Corps Planner/HM Monthly
(202) 762-1682
HMCS(SW/AW) Jose Esquillin
FORCM Executive Assistant/Scheduler
(202) 762-3137
Ms. Evelyn Burford
Exec. Secretary/Ret. Ltrs/Travel Mgr.
(202) 762-3030

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