2010 BRIEFING ISSUES UPDATE
Fresh on the
heels of releasing our annual advocacy report to members comes news
from our elected officials! According to Ryan Dumm, a senior
representative from Congressman Norm Dicks Office, the Navy and
Congress have acted on many of the issues identified.
included the following highlights:
- $6M was
authorized for traffic revisions at the Charleston/Missouri
Gates. This improves shipyard safety and security.
House passed legislation to allow time and half pay for shipyard
workers performing overseas OT. This recognizes the
importance of our local workforce.
- The FY11
ship maintenance budget ("Overseas Contingency fund")
was authorized for $4.76B; the Supplemental was authorized at
$1.27B. This means that the Fleet receives adequate
resources to support operational tempo.
Center broke ground 6/17/10.
(spouse tuition) has been re-instated for those already in the
program with opportunities sought to expand its applicability.
- In the
May NAVSEA report, it was noted that the 09 Workload at PSNS &
IMF had the largest number of work hours of any other SY in the
- OMB is
expected to approve incremental funding for the EHW2.
The Puget Sound Naval Bases Association (PSNBA) is
dedicated to supporting the local naval installations, with a mission
to promote the general economic welfare of shipyard workers, sailors,
and community members in the Puget Sound.
Each year PSNBA sends a delegation on an Advocacy Trip
to Norfolk, VA and Washington DC. PSNBA schedules pre-trip meetings
with local commands for input on issues they would like to see PSNBA
promote to the Navy and Congressional officials. This is the
beginning process for the creation of PSNBA's briefing issues and the
community report. This process is always ongoing as issues and concerns
change or need to be readdressed.
For more information about these issues, CLICK HERE to
download a copy of the 2010 Annual Advocacy Trip Community Report.