Pilot Programs Seek Streamlined Military Moves
December 29, 2000
The U.S. Transportation Command will evaluate three pilot programs aimed at improved movement of service personnel household goods.
USTRANSCOM will work with transportation officials from the U.S. Defense Dept. to develop a plan that streamlines and simplifies policies and procedures for member-arranged movement of household goods by service personnel.
"The ultimate goal is to improve service member quality of life while providing the best value for the Department of Defense," said Frank Weber, USTRANSCOM deputy director for logistics and business operations.
The Military Traffic Management Command Reengineering Pilot, started in January 1999, is being conducted in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida for outbound shipments to 48 states and the District of Columbia plus five regions outside the continental U.S. The evaluation period was June 1 through Nov. 30, 2000. Data collection will be completed Jan. 30, 2001.
The Full Service Moving Project is an expansion of the Hunter Army Airfield test and is being conducted in Georgia, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. This pilot provides transportation services thorough a relocation company and will be evaluated by USTRANSCOM starting March 2001.
Service Member Arranged Move is a voluntary program featuring payment for services by credit card. It was implemented in 1998 at Navy sites in Washington, California, Florida, Virginia, and Connecticut.
USTRANSCOM has hired an independent contractor to develop an evaluation plan to assess the pilot programs. Recommendations for a new DOD Personal Property Program will likely be submitted by the second quarter of fiscal year 2002.