Wildfire Communication Page

Message from the Travel Office

The Travel Office is here to provide support to NPS personnel affected by mandatory evacuation orders arising from Cailfornia wildfires from Santa Cruz to Big Sur.  We have already reached out to those individuals known to have been evacuated to provide guidance and give an idea of what to expect moving forward.  It is our intention to do the heavy lifting on the evacuation orders so that you all can keep your focus where it belongs, with your families.

Should you have any questions regarding evacuation orders, please email NPSTravelOfficer@nps.edu

Evacuation Order Support Plan

Current Phase:


Phase I - Identify 

STARTED - 19 AUG 2020
COMPLETE - 25 AUG 2020

Identify affected NPS personnel and map location against available fire evacuation data.

Phase has been marked compete, however personnel not previously recorded are still encouraged to contact their supervisor, CDO@nps.edu (831-901-6649) and NPSTravelOfficer@nps.edu for accountability, Weather & Safety Leave, and evacuation/TDY orders.

Phase II - Orders

STARTED - 27 AUG 2020
COMPLETE - 30 SEP 2020

Collect information necessary for Travel Office to process TDY orders in DTS and hard copy dependent evacuation orders.  When we are notified that you have returned home, the Travel Office will confirm the evacuation information we are tracking and request the following:
  TDY orders should be entered into DTS within three business days of the Travel Office confirming your evacuation information.

Dependent orders require manual processing and entry into the accounting system.  In an effort to expedite and prioritize orders amid FY20 End of Year actions, orders will be processed in batches and could take up to two weeks to be finalized. You may decline to request dependent evacuation orders, however the Travel Office will proceed with processing them unless you state otherwise in writing.

If you have returned home or have not been contacted by the Travel Office, please email NPSTravelOfficer@nps.edu.

Phase III - Vouchers

STARTED - 27 AUG 2020
COMPLETE - 23 FEB 2021

Prepare DTS voucher and dependent evacuation claim (DD 1351-2) for evacuees.  This will be done in two parts due to the different speeds at which DTS and dependent evacuation orders can be produced.

Part 1 - TDY vouchers will be processed through DTS as soon as the DTS authorization is approved.  The Travel Office is preparing DTS authorizations so that little to no changes will be necessary before you are able to submit.  We will still do a final review of the DTS voucher before reaching out and requesting the you sign in DTS.

Part 2 - Dependent vouchers require manual preparation prior to your signature as there are special instructions the Travel Office must follow to prepare.  Once you have signed the voucher, it will be sent to a central Navy travel claim processing center (PSD).  In our experience, it has taken thrity (30) or more days for claims to be paid.  We have reached out to see if special considerations can be made to expedite these claims, given the ciricumstances.

If you have returned home or have not been contacted by the Travel Office, please email NPSTravelOfficer@nps.edu.

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