Posted by: Bob Fenton, Assistant Administrator, Response
Today marks the midpoint of The Reservist Program application period for Disaster Assistance Employees – Thanks to all of you who have successfully completed your application! So far we have received more than 7300 applications to the program. On the first day of the application period, our FEMA call center agents took over 500 calls, answering your questions and capturing your comments. Your feedback on the process helped us find opportunities for improvement, so please continue to write and call.
Please join us for another Question & Answer webcast today at 1:00 EDT with our panel of subject matter experts. Remember, the Phase I application period is exclusively for current DAEs to apply for the Reservist Program; the period will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 29th. After that time, DAEs who have not applied will have to wait for the next application phase in which DAEs will be competing with the general public.
We value our DAEs – you are why FEMA is an extraordinary organization. If you haven’t applied, please do so as soon as possible.
Several cadres intentionally excluded some positions – if you do not see certain positions, they were excluded at the direction of the cadre leadership.
On some of the vacancy announcements the FEMA contact number was transposed. The correct phone number is (304) 480-7300.
Some of you may have used the outdated version of the OF 306 “Declaration for Federal Employment” dated October 2001. Please use the most current version of the OF 306, dated October 2011. Find the correct form here http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp. The older version of the form does not include some critical questions for federal employment, including citizenship. If you need help re-submitting this document you can contact the call center at (304) 480-7300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Our next webcast will be today, June 26 at 1:00 pm EDT. Expect a notification email 24-48 hours prior to the actual webcast.
Don’t forget – Reservist Program Application Period closes this Friday, June 29, 2012.
Thanks everyone for helping build a better FEMA!