Consent to Give
These days identify
theft is on everyone's mind. We have to be extra sensitive
and alert when we are giving out information. Often we get
request to verify information about FOA employees. This
information is usually requested when you have applied for credit,
housing (home loan or apartment rental), or if you need a reference when you
are seeking a new position.
We want to help you
get that loan, the apartment, or new position by providing the
needed information. However, we want to make sure we are not
releasing sensitive information to the wrong person. It
is FOA's policy to never release any information about our
employees to anyone without the prior notification and consent of
You can facilitate the
informing us beforehand that somebody will be calling us to verify
information about you. Send us an email informing us who
will be calling and what information you would like
If you have concerns
or questions about this matter please contact us.
We want to thank
our FOA employees for your responsiveness in submitting your
timesheets on time, properly completed, and approved by your
project leader. This past year we have seen changes in the way we
process timesheets. These changes were in response to the needs of
Based on certain
recent events, I want to revisit another matter concerning
timesheets. Timesheets are to be completed truthfully, and
accurately reflect the hours that you work. Intentionally
submitting a timesheet for hours you did not work is grounds for
immediate termination. In addition, the US Government has the
option of prosecuting individuals who submit a falsified
timesheet. If you are instructed to record hours that you did not
work, contact Gene Gordon at (425) 828-6577 immediately.
immediately, we can no longer accept timesheets without a project
leader's signature. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. This
change is necessary as a result of some unfortunate circumstances
that have occurred recently.
We realize this may
create a hardship for some of you. When you anticipate difficulty
in obtaining the project leader's signature, (i.e. when you are in
the field or your project leader is away), please call me. We will
try and assist you in working out a solution.
Please contact me
with any questions.
This year we begin
giving FOA employees the option of having their lodging expenses
billed directly to FOA. This has proved to be a popular
option and we are glad to do
whatever we can to make your job easier.
However for us to
continue this service we must have your help. When you have
completed your travel, mail your hotel receipt to the FOA office in Kirkland. This will help us greatly
in our expense tracking, invoicing, and allow us to continue to offer this option
for FOA employees.
It is important that
when you need reimbursement for expenses that you
submit the original receipt to FOA's corporate office promptly
when you return from travel. At the latest, receipts should
be mailed to be received by FOA with your next timesheet. When you delay submitting your
receipts, you run the risk of not getting reimbursed for you
expenses. Once the Government closes out your travel
modification and/or task order you cannot be reimbursed.
If you have
questions about any of these policies, contact Gene Gordon
(425) 828-6577 or email.