Tim Blake, Branch Coordinator
AnnMarie Carlson, Chair
Billie Farrell, FWS
Dave Burley, BLM
Janell Ray, NASF
Jeff Arnberger, Operations
Jim Fletcher, Geographic Area Coordination Centers
Lisa Street, BIA
Sarah Fisher, FS
Kris King, Executive Secretary
Re-Design Task Group – Update
Initially this group had a deadline of May 2011, so the new
form could be included in the IIBMH re-write. This tasking will
be updated to allow the group more time to discuss possibilities
and receive input from the FS Payment Center. This group has
had 3 conference calls and they have 2 versions they are looking
at. One is in a row format and the other in a column format.
The group is also looking at modifying the conditions of hire
form as it is extremely outdated.
conference call will be July 27th.
Tim will be presenting the State Billing and Off Site Remote
Assignments to the Executive Board. Dave Burly will speak to
the DOI single point state billing and Sarah Fisher will speak
to Off Site/Remote Incident Assignments at the NWCG meeting
on July 20th in place of AnnMarie.
Billing - Update
The final was sent forward to IBC and is ready for Tim to present
to the Executive Board on July 20th.
Site/Remote Guidance – Update
A lot of good comments were received when this was vetted through
the branches. Sarah reviewed all comments with Tim and a final
version will be presented to the Executive Board on July 20th.
Business Advisor – Update
Dave is still working on this, will provide another update in
Fire Cost Review Guidebook
Tim brought forward a verbal tasking from the Executive Board.
The board had initially discussed tasking IBC with summarizing
lessons learned from large fire cost reviews. The Executive
Board decided to drop that tasking and instead would like the
Large Fire Cost Review Guidebook updated. Specifically page
8, the paragraph regarding annual report structure needs to
be re-written or removed from the Guidebook.
this task be completed by August 17th so he can report out to
the Executive Board. Sarah will track down an electronic version
of the Guidebook, as it was written by a special task group
established by the Fire Directors, and send to AnnMarie to coordinate
Suite Privacy Act Info (PII Tasking) – Update
No update available, re-calendar for August.
Contract Project Inspector – Update
Dave has the position taskbook in the correct format. Working
on compiling documents together for submission to OWDC through
Jeff Arnberger. Will send the final information to IBC in the
next couple of weeks and then submit to OWDC.
Merges Splits – Update
Dave sent the draft memo and matrix to IBC for final comment.
Once this comment period is over, Dave will put together a final
package and submit it through Tim to the Executive Board. When
they’ve approved it, the matrix and memo will be sent
out to the field.
Team Taskbooks – Update
Sarah is still working on this and will provide another update
BIA’s budget officer took another position. Gini
will be filling in as the budget officer for the next
couple months. Lisa will be attending IBC regularly during
Went out as an IBA to the Wallow Fire. It was a good assignment
and there were a lot of lessons learned. At the incident
they were doing a lot of splitting databases and putting
them back together. The Forest is still working on compiling
all the finance records from the different IMT’s.
2 BIA Incident Business Advisor trainees and 3 FS coordinators
got really good training out of the incident.
A contracting issue was discovered, agreement language
on business agreements are different between federal agencies.
Agencies have different requirements. Need to work on
this post season and make the agreements more interagency.
Sent out a reminder to FWS folks that the IIBMH re-write
comments were due August 1st.
Will send out a link to IBC for the DOI E-Mentoring System.
FWS will be testing out the system for the next couple
years. Currently doesn’t seem to be working.
Will be acting Budget Officer starting in September. The
vacant position has been re-announced as a fire covered
position. The vacancy will close on July 7th. ….
No fires in Colorado, so catching back up. …...
Receiving reports from the SW regarding contractor issues
that are emerging.
Spent 2 weeks in NV and 1 on vacation, so just trying
to catch up.
Working with Tim and Sarah to make sure fulfilling the
requirements as the Chair.
Thanks to the group for all the hard work on the last
NWCG is beginning the next phase of IMT Succession. They
are working with Workforce Development to implement. There
may be business implications as this is implemented.
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