FEMA Updates Policy on Labor Costs for Emergency Work
FEMA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
This policy provides guidance on eligible labor costs for an applicant's permanent, temporary, and contract employees who perform emergency work (Category A and Category B). Changes to this final policy from the previous version are as follows:
Additional authority cited in section V; the addition of a definitions section (section VII) to define terms used in the policy; revisions to the policy section (section VIII) that establish requirements for reimbursement based on predisaster labor policies; a clarification citing the authority for mutual aid agreements to which the Recipient/
Subrecipient must comply; provides flexibility for reimbursement of costs for personnel that preposition assets prior to an event to support the performance of eligible emergency work; deletes ``standby time'' as an ineligible cost; and addresses the issue of 24-hour work shifts for firefighters and other personnel performing emergency work when supported and determined reasonable. FEMA received one comment on the proposed policy.
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