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K9’s For Warriors – Baron the Dog’s Graduation

ASMC National News - Tue, 2017-06-20 10:12

At ASMC’s PDI 2016 our Charity Raffle beneficiary was K9’s For Warriors, (a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization) dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post 9/11 trauma disabilities. Their goal is to empower our suffering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Based upon our contribution to K9’s For Warriors, ASMC was provided the opportunity to name a dog to be trained and then paired with a recovering warrior. Baron, named by Al Runnels, ASMC’s Executive Director, is a Golden Retriever given to K9’s For Warriors as a puppy and placed into the puppy-raising program where he spent almost a year living with a foster family until he was mature enough to enter the kennel. There was some basic training in the puppy program, so Baron had a head start on most of the other dogs entering the kennel.

Baron has completed his training and will soon be walking at his graduation ceremony that K-9s For Warriors will broadcast on their Facebook Live page for about 30-45 minutes on Thursday, 22 June, starting promptly at 1800 EDT. We invite our ASMC members to access the broadcast and watch Baron and his new "best friend” graduate from the training program.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/K9sforWarriors on Thursday, 22 June at 1800 EST.

PDI 2017 Post Evaluation Survey

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-06-14 13:05

Post-PDI Mandatory Evaluations for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses is extended to Friday, 16 June, Midnight EST. A full listing of the Mandatory Evaluations can be found here, http://pdi2017.org/pdi-2017-mini-course-evaluations/. Below is the full listing of CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses that require an Evaluation. 
Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site from your work computer. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart-device or your home computer.

List of Modules:
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)

List of Mini-Courses:
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management

Post PDI Evaluations, Surveys, Slides, Virtual PDI, and Credits.

ASMC National News - Thu, 2017-06-08 16:09

Thank you to everyone who made PDI a success. Below, attendees will find valuable information regarding pre-PDI CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations, Surveys, Mini-Courses & Presentation Slides, Virtual PDI 2017, and CET/CPEs. If you need to verify the educational session you participated in was a CDFM Training Module, Mini-Course, or Workshop, locate your course number, instructor, course description, or times and dates, please visit http://pdi2017.org/workshop-descriptions-2017/.

Pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules & Mini-Course Evaluations
For attendees of pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 conducted on Monday and Tuesday (29 and 30 May) and DoD FM Certification Program Mini-Courses conducted on Thursday and Friday (1 and 2 June), please be sure to fill out the corresponding electronic survey before 12 June, so you will receive direct credit toward meeting DoD FMCP requirements. The Mini-course Evaluations are available on the PDI website at http://pdi2017.org/pdi-2017-mini-course-evaluations/. Additionally, an email reminder was sent out after the completion of each CDFM Training Module/Mini-Course.

Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart device or your home computer.

Note: There are no Mandatory Evaluations for Microsoft Workshops and other Workshops. The Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations are ONLY for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses.

Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations are ONLY for:

List of Modules:
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)

List of Mini-Courses:
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management

General Surveys
The overall General PDI Survey (including the three-question surveys applicable to each workshop you attended) was delivered to your primary email address Thursday, 8 June 2017. Once you open the overall PDI survey email, please take a moment to complete and submit the survey as soon as you can so we can continually improve your PDI experience. The overall PDI Survey (incl. applicable workshop surveys) are different from the Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations, which are required for you to obtain direct credit for Mini-courses in which you “fully participated.”

Note: Surveys are hosted on SurveyMonkey. Due to Firewalls and Security Protocols, you might not be able to access the SurveyMonkey site. We advise you access the surveys from your web-enabled smart device or your home computer.

Mini-Courses & Workshops Presentation Slides
Presentation slides will be posted on PDI2017.org by the end of June.

Virtual PDI (VPDI) 2017
Included in this year’s registration fee, VPDI 2017 will be available in July. As a PDI 2017 attendee, you will still need to register (but not pay) to access VPID 2017. More information will be available at PDI2017.org in the next few weeks.

Credits
By the end of June, PDI 2017 attendees will receive an email (sent by Registration HQ) to the primary email account that the registrant provided in completing the PDI registration function. The email will include documentation information concerning Mini-courses and workshops for which the individual participated, based upon badge scan data. As a reminder, Registration HQ CPE documentation does not include provision of CPEs for presentations by general session speakers. Because extremely long queues would occur, we do not scan for entry into general sessions. You may self-document CPEs for the general sessions for CDFM recertification purposes.

Note: If you did not receive email communications from RHQ (in regards to PDI registration) or ASMC, consider switching your primary email from your work email address to a personal email. Due to DoD Firewalls and Security Protocols, you may not be receiving email communications. To change your primary email address with RHQ, please contact pdiregistration@rhq.com or call 702-798-8376. To change your ASMC primary email, please email membership@asmconline.org.

For more information, please contact, Brian Gresham @ gresham@ASMConline.org

The 2017 Chapter Award Winners!

ASMC National News - Fri, 2017-04-28 21:43

Congratulations to all the winning chapters shown below! Chapter Awards for 2017 will be presented at the PDI in San Diego, California. *

Overall Chapter Competition

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – Washington
  • Meritorious – Alamo City

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Sequoyah
  • Meritorious – Utah

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Greater Omaha
Chapter Communications

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – San Diego 
  • Meritorious – Aviation

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Sequoyah
  • Meritorious – Montgomery

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Greater Omaha
Five Star Recognition*
  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Cleveland
  • Fort Knox
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Greater Stuttgart
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Korea
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Middle Georgia
  • Montgomery
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Sandhills
  • Sequoyah
  • Southside Virginia
  • Utah
  • Washington

 

Community Service

The following chapters have demonstrated exceptional community service and have met the required number of hours in their chapter size category in the 2016 – 2017. (75, 100, 125, or  150 hours)

  • Alamo City
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Cleveland
  • Crown of Maine
  • Fort Knox
  • Great Plains
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Sequoyah
  • Southside Virginia
  • Utah

Membership Growth

Absolute Growth – Washington

Percentage Growth – Charlestowne

*If a chapter president believes their chapter should be listed, please contact awards@asmconline.org to review the points and documents submitted by 12 May.

Congratulations Essay Contest Winners!

ASMC National News - Fri, 2017-04-28 18:38

This year's winners wrote essays on the current topic of:  “If the President nominated you to service as Comptroller/CFO for the Department of Defense, what would you target as your three most important fnancial management goals and why?” Congratulations to the winners – and watch for the winning essays soon.

First Place: Scott Bauer, Washington Chapter

Second Place: James Moyer, Fort Knox Chapter

Third Place: Megan Graves, Washington Chapter

Announcing the 2017 Recruiters of the Year!

ASMC National News - Fri, 2017-04-28 18:23
Congratulations to this year's Recruiters of the Year, an award given to the one member in each chapter size category who recruited the highest number of new members. These four dedicated members recruited 45 new members in a combined total.

This year's winners are:

  • Kyle Brown, Washington Chapter
  • Bradley "Brad" Brunaugh, Cleveland Chapter
  • Winnie Ochoa, Utah Chapter
  • Melvin Willis, Charlestowne Chapter

Congratulations to this year’s Chapter Leader of the Year recipients!

ASMC National News - Thu, 2017-04-27 20:33
Congratulations to the newest Chapter Leadership Award Winners! This award is given to recognize individuals for outstanding continuous leadership, accomplishments and support of the society at the chapter level. This year's winners are:

Brenda Meyer, San Diego Chapter

Kia Gunter, Land of Lincoln Chapter

Steve Brogan, Sequoyah Chapter

Early-Bird Rate Extension

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-26 15:13

To better accommodate our service members and civilians that are planning on attending PDI2017, ASMC is announcing the extension of the ASMC PDI 2017 Early-Bird registration rate to 10 May. To register, visit the PDI registration page. Should you need further assistance, please contact RHQ via email or call 702-798-8376.

Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-26 11:17

A bill introduced by Representatives Don Byer (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) to provide for the compensation of Federal employees furloughed during a Government shutdown. In a press release posted on Don Beyers website, “Shutting down the federal government threatens the livelihood of federal workers who carry out the nation’s vital missions,” said Rep. Beyer. “It’s inexcusable to play politics with their pay and the well-being of their households.” "Federal employees should not suffer because Congress refuses to end its govern by crisis mentality," Rep. Wittman said.

Read the full press release HERE
View the proposed bill HERE.

Members Continuing Education Grant Winners

ASMC National News - Mon, 2017-04-24 19:45
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Continuing Education Grants! ASMC wishes the winners and all nominees much success in their academic endeavors.  

Dick Vincent Award $3,000 Recipient

Kathleen Augustine, High Desert

$1,250 Recipients

Jennifer Miller, At Large 

Darryl Carson,Great River     

Christina French, Land of Lincoln         

Twanda Jones, Indianapolis       

Brenda Meyer, San Diego                         

Jenny Swain,  Central NY Leatherstocking

Laura Sorenson, Hampton Roads   

Announcing the 2016-2017 Corporate Member of the Year!

ASMC National News - Mon, 2017-04-24 19:33
This award recognizes Corporate Members for outstanding contributions made to a local Chapter and the National Organization in the furtherance of the goals of the chapter and the society. To be nominated for this award a Corporation must have been a corporate member for two consecutive years. 

KPMG LLP - Distinguished Winner

KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG international, the audit, advisory, and tax firm, is being recognized this year as the Corporate Member of the Year. Since joining ASMC in 1998, KPMG has increased the level of educational assistance, volunteers, and financial support to help chapters and the national headquarters further their goals. KPMG's involvement with the ASMC goes “beyond the Beltway” to include membership and educational assistance to Quantico, Rock Island, Southside Virginia, Keystone, Buckeye, and Indianapolis chapters.

In addition to active participation by more than 100 employees, KPMG employees were presenters of three workshops at PDI 2016, have been selected to present three workshops at PDI 2017, and are contributors to Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) thought leadership pieces on DoD issues (PP&E and Cost Management) CY 2015 to present (CY 2017). KPMG employees this past year also served in key volunteer roles within the Washington chapter, as well as lending financial support as a sponsor to both the National PDI and Washington chapter Mini-PDI.

KPMG has been a leader in partnering with ASMC National Headquarters staff to develop the Early Careerist Initiative.

Vice Chairman Makes Case for Congress to Pass Defense Budget

ASMC National News - Mon, 2017-04-17 08:50

In an article by Jim Garamone for the DoD News, Defense Media Activity, posted April 13, 2017, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at an Air Force Association breakfast in Arlington, VA, about his desire for Congress’ approval of the proposed Defense Department budget. Read the full article

Government Auditing Standards 2017 Exposure Draft

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-12 14:20

Government Auditing Standards 2017 Exposure Draft
Published: Apr 5, 2017.
Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2017.

Read more about the 2017 exposure draft that is a modernized version of Government Auditing Standards, HERE.

PDF: Government Auditing Standards - 2017 Exposure Draft
United States Government Accountability Office
By the Comptroller General of the United States

April 2017

Access the PDF

FY 2017 Military Personnel Retired Pay Tables for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) Program

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-12 12:09

A memo from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, John P. Roth, Deputy Comptroller
In a memorandum for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army | Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force | Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy | Deputy Director, Administration and Management | Deputy Director for Resource Management, Defense Financial and Accounting Services

Subject: FY 2017 Military Personnel Retired Pay Tables for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) Program

Read the full memo and see the FY 2017 Military Personnel Retired Pay Tables for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) Program, HERE

In Memory of Nancy Jane Hood, ASMC Charlestowne Chapter President

ASMC National News - Tue, 2017-04-11 09:37

Nancy Jane Hood of Goose Creek, SC
Nancy Hood passed away on 4/6/2017. Nancy was a graduate of North Charleston High and was previously employed by the State Department. Nancy was a member of ASMC and was President of the ASMC Charlestowne Chapter.

Friends and relatives of Ms. Hood are invited to attend her funeral service Wednesday April 12, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Ave. NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Carolina Memorial Gardens. 

If you would like to send flowers | Read Nancy's Legacy.com obituary | Share a memory of Nancy

DoD FM Workforce Connection – Quarterly Newsletter

ASMC National News - Thu, 2017-04-06 14:33

For your convenience, we have posted the most recent issue of the DoD FM Workforce Connection, Vol. 5 Issue 1 – March 2017, produced by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

Read this newsletter HERE.

UPDATE: PDI2017 Early-Bird Registration Deadline Extended!

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-05 13:52

Early-Bird registration for PDI 2017 has been extended to 11:59 pm EST on 5 May. For more information and to register, visit http://pdi2017.org/registration/.

Defense experts press Congress for more reforms

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-05 13:06

By: Joe Gould, April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — A trio of former defense officials on Tuesday pushed lawmakers to keep passing reforms to make the Pentagon more agile and efficient, even as it digests Congress' last batch.

Lawmakers must help the Department of Defense find new ways to bypass its sluggish acquisition system, they said. Proposals also targeted DoD’s civilian workforce, headquarters staff cuts, and a new round of the Base Realignment and Closure process as a means of finding budgetary savings…

Read the full article HERE

The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-05 13:02

If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.

At 77% of gross domestic product (GDP), federal debt held by the public is now at its highest level since shortly after World War II. If current laws generally remained unchanged, the Congressional Budget Office projects, growing budget deficits would boost that debt sharply over the next 30 years; it would reach 150% of GDP in 2047. The prospect of such large and growing debt poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges.

Read the full summary HERE

Read the report HERE

Updated Budget Infographics Released from the CBO

ASMC National News - Wed, 2017-04-05 12:56

The update budget infographics are a look at FY 2016, also included are broader trends over the past few decades. Below are four infographics, the first focuses on the overall budget and the others focus on its components:

Read the full article HERE

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