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The county must meet state laws and requirements that apply to County Emergency Management Programs.
All items must be filed with KDEM within 90 days after the end of the grant project (calendar) year.
FEMA distributes funds to the states who then distribute funds to their sub-recipients. This process, along with the application and reports review and approvals, takes time to implement.
Under the Grant Dollars section, estimate what your EMPG award will be based on your allocation from previous years. We understand that you don't know for sure how much you will get.
Every 5 years.
Contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM, 785-646-2204. The most current forms are provided with the EMPG Application Package and are available on KDEM's website. Old KDEM reporting forms are obsolete and are not accepted.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the requirement to maintain an Emergency Manager certification has been waived until January 1, 2023. A county that was never in the Kansas EMPG grant program or a county that formerly was in EMPG but dropped out in the past and now wants back in are both categorized for our purposes as "New Starts". A New Start county would have to have their Emergency Manager (EM) meet all of the Kansas state statute requirements for Emergency Management (KAR 56-2-2), which would include being a currently certified EM. In Kansas, the 2 recognized certification programs are the KCEM obtained through the Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA), or the CEM obtained through the IAEM (international certification).
For counties that are already in the EMPG program, a new EM has 2 years to get certified, or an existing EM has to keep their certification current. Again, that is not a FEMA EMPG grant requirement, but rather is required by Kansas statute, so it is expected of all 105 county emergency managers, not just the approximately 68 that receive EMPG funding.
No, if the coordinator does not submit the EMPG application package, this indicates that you no longer would like to participate in the EMPG program. If the coordinator does submit the EMPG application package for the year, then yes it is.
The award is based on a formula determined in advance that includes county hazards, population, and other factors.
Contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM at the number and/or email above, and he will inform the appropriate KDEM personnel who can provide assistance.
Even if your county is not an EMPG county, you still have legal emergency management requirements that have to be met. Contact EMPG Coordinator for information on current county EM requirements.
To ensure that a comprehensive emergency management system exists for disasters or emergencies. The Kansas EMPG county projects are funded by setting aside a target amount of EMPG funds to be sub-granted to counties.
See the EMPG Subrecipient Guidance (PDF).
See the Application Checklist posted on this website.
See the Report / Reimbursement Request Checklist posted on this website.
Please contact EMPG Coordinator at KDEM, 785-646-2204.
Please contact EMPG Coordinator at 785-646-2204.
Faxed or scanned originals with authorized signatures are sufficient. It is not necessary for KDEM to receive hard copy originals, but the faxed/scanned forms must show the authorized signatures.
Members covered under the (SEHP) who are over age 18 and under age 65.
It is our understanding that a different flu shot is recommended for individuals over age 65. We will only be offering the product recommended for those under the age of 65. Those over age 65 will need to check with their healthcare provider regarding obtaining the recommended flu shot.
No. Our vendor only provides shots for members over the age of 18. Check with your physician or health plan for assistance in finding flu shots for children.
We are not able to offer shots at every location where state employees are located. For those members who are at a location where flu shot clinics are not offered, you have coverage under the SEHP for a flu shot as long as you use a network provider for your health plan. We have attached our health plans’ information on where shots are covered. Please feel free to call the health plan customer service if you have questions about whether or not a provider is eligible under your health plan.
No. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
No. Only covered SEHP members may use the flu clinic. The vendor will not be set up to receive payments from non-members.
All members will need to bring their Caremark ID card to be eligible for a flu shot. You may also want to bring a pen, as you will need to complete a consent form at the event.
No, the vaccine contains only deactivated virus cells, no live virus.
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No! Contact with an IG is a “protected communication.” A supervisor or employee who reprises against an employee for contacting an IG faces possible punishment for violation of the statutory prohibition against reprisal for Whistleblowing.
A protected communication is defined as:
Reprisal is taking or threatening to take an unfavorable personnel action or withholding or threatening to withhold a favorable personnel action on a military member for making or preparing a protected disclosure. More information concerning Military Whistleblower Protection can be found in DoD Directive 7050.06.
There are no preconditions for coming to the Inspector General for assistance; however, during normal duty hours, military and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel must inform the chain of command that they are leaving their place of duty. They cannot just walk off the job and fail to inform their supervisors where they are going. After duty hours, they may go to the Inspector General without notifying their supervisors. Anyone, regardless of status, may make a complaint, allegation, or request for information or assistance to any Army or Air Force IG concerning matters of Army or Air Force interest.
Third-party complainants are individuals who provide a complaint on behalf of a Soldier, Airman, civilian employee or anyone else.
The Privacy Act prohibits the release of Privacy Act protected information to the third parties without the consent of the individual to whom the information pertains unless a Privacy Act exception applies that permits disclosure.
IG responses to third parties are direct in nature and simply acknowledge receipt of the complaint.
Any Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA), violations of law, instructions, or policy should be reported through the appropriate grievance channels.
The fact that you may disagree with your supervisor(s) over management styles or have what you believe is a “personality conflict,” does not constitute an injustice or mismanagement.
If you are not sure your concern is an IG matter, contact the IG office for guidance or advice.
The following is a list of issues that are typically not appropriate for the IG, however, anyone can contact the IG regarding the issues below:
Information provided to an IG is never “off the record!” However, we attempt to maintain confidentiality.
If you have a concern and are unsure if you should file a complaint, contact your local IG office for guidance at Phone: (785) 646-0020/ 0021/ 0022/ 0024 or Fax: (785) 646-0023.
Any military member, retiree or civilian may file an IG complaint, however, many Department of Army or Department of Air Force civilian complaints (ex: discrimination, sexual harassment, and conditions of employment) must be addressed by agencies other than the IG.
Anyone, including civilians with no Army or Air Force affiliation, may file Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) disclosures. Depending on the circumstances, the IG may also accept complaints from dependents or relatives of military members and retirees and their dependents; however, it is always best for the actual “victim” or person who witnessed the alleged wrongdoing to file the complaint.
Inspector General "coverage" is typically based on geographic location or unit affiliation, therefore:
When in doubt as to whether or not the Kansas National Guard Inspector General will have "jurisdiction" over your case, don't hesitate to contact us at 785-646-0020/0021/0022,0024 and we will advise accordingly.
For family members of deployed Soldiers/Airmen:
The families of Soldiers/Airmen who are deployed are assigned a Family Assistance Center (FAC) Specialist, and that FAC Specialist should be their first point of contact when assistance is needed.
If the Soldier, Airman or family member is associated with a unit not deployed, they can still contact the State Family Program Office. State Family Support Services personnel are available at 785-646-0165.
If the issue remains unresolved and after appropriate agency failed to respond in a timely manner, then family members should contact the Kansas National Guard Inspector General or other Inspector General's office.
View the staff directory.
Identify to the IG what you would like the IG system to do for you.
Provide copies of any hard evidence or written documentation that you have to support your case and a list of other offices/agencies you have contacted regarding your issues when you contact the IG. This will greatly assist in the resolution of your issues.
Please attach your support documents to your completed and signed Department of Army (DA) form 1559, Inspector General Action Request (provided on our Army National Guard Toolbox page) or Air Force Form 102, Inspector General Personal and Fraud, Waste and Abuse Complaint Registration (provided on our Air National Guard Toolbox page) and mail, email, or fax to our office (please see contact information provided on our main page).
No! An Inspector General belongs to the Commander’s Personal Staff. The IG has no command authority. Therefore, we report, and make recommendations to the Commander for his/her action.
The initiator of an IG investigation/inquiry will be informed upon the completion of an investigation/inquiry of the results as they pertain to the initiator. An individual may request IG records through the Freedom of Information Act by writing to the IG Office of record. However, due to concerns regarding confidentiality, they are not allowed to obtain the results of an investigation/inquiry concerning third parties. (Privacy Act of 1974, Army Regulation 20-1, Air Force Instruction 90-301).
Those who knowingly and intentionally provide false statements to an IG are subject to potential punitive and administrative action.
For 2023, the last day to use vacation overage is June 10, 2023. If vacation balance is still over maximum, the HR staff will transfer up to 40 hours to your sick leave balance.
For 2023, your DDY will expire on December 23, 2023. You must take it in a full day increment.
Yes. The legislature has set the contributions at 6% for each benefits eligible employee.